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Tapping Social Media for Skin Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do


Any images and personal stories that remind people about skin cancer, what to look for, even scars after surgery, really help save lives.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

January 09, 2019

The overall cancer death rate decreased continuously by 27 percent from 1991 to 2016.

Skin Cancer

Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis

January 02, 2019

Undergoing health care screening practices is associated with an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer.

Skin Cancer

Keytruda Gains Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

By December 26, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab; Merck) for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

Skin Cancer

Nomogram Predicts Melanoma Recurrence Risk After Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy

By December 20, 2018

Current treatment guidelines do not adequately cover what kind of surveillance and treatment should apply to patients with melanoma after a negative sentinel node biopsy.

Skin Cancer

High Melanoma Care Costs With Ipilimumab

By December 12, 2018

Melanoma costs have increased as a result of the introduction of ipilimumab.

Skin Cancer

Laser-Assisted Photodynamic Therapy in Patients With Actinic Keratosis

By December 05, 2018

Investigators observed benefits from ablative laser-assisted photodynamic therapy in patients with difficult-to-treat actinic keratoses, such as hyperkeratotic lesions, acral lesions, or actinic keratosisin organ transplant recipients.

Skin Cancer

Mucosal Melanoma Survival Rates Determined by Stage and Location

By December 04, 2018

Stage at diagnosis is an independent risk factor for survival from mucosal melanoma, but tumor thickness and race/ethnicity are not, according to a new study.

Skin Cancer

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Most Effective for Facial Seborrheic Keratoses

By December 03, 2018

Seborrheic keratoses (SKs) clearance with a topical solution of 40% hydrogen peroxide was highest among SKs on the face and lowest among SKs on the extremities.

Skin Cancer

Possible Predictors of Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity in Thin Melanomas

By November 28, 2018

Gender, age, and Breslow thickness are significant predictors for sentinel lymph node biopsy positivity in thin melanoma.

Skin Cancer

Observation May Be Sufficient Management Option for Excised Moderately Dysplastic Nevi

By November 27, 2018

Observation of moderately dysplastic nevi excisionally biopsied with positive histologic margins may be an effective management option.