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Guidelines: Treating Basal, Squamous Cell Carcinoma


The American Academy of Dermatology has released guidelines for the treatment and prevention of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

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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Risk for Melanoma Linked to Iris Pigmented Lesions

By February 12, 2018

The study findings suggest that a detailed dermatologic examination for melanoma may be reasonable in individuals <40 years of age with iris pigmented lesions.

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Recurring Actinic Keratosis Reduced With Topical Fluorouracil vs Topical Imiquimod

By February 08, 2018

Treatment with 5-FU was associated with a significant reduction in the short-term incidence of subsequent actinic keratosis.

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Increased Melanoma Incidence Among Non-Hispanic Whites

February 08, 2018

In recent years there has been an increase in melanoma incidence, with more than 70% of melanomas diagnosed among those aged 55 years and older.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Classification Improved With AJCC8 Revision

By February 06, 2018

The 8th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual demonstrates improved homogeneity and monotonicity compared with the 7th edition.

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Global Cancer Survival Trends Generally Increasing

February 06, 2018

Worldwide, survival trends for cancer are generally increasing, although there is considerable global variation in survival rates.

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SPF 100+ Superior to SPF 50+ for Preventing Sunburn

By January 29, 2018

Sunburn severity was significantly less with SPF 100+ vs SPF 50+ sunscreen.

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Immunotherapy Efficacy in Malignant Melanoma Not Affected by Age

By January 25, 2018

Patients older than 65 had better median progression-free survival and overall survival than those 65 or younger.

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Incidence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma on the Eyelid Increasing in England

January 25, 2018

Researchers performed a comprehensive review of squamous cell carcinoma cases in England and noted a rise in eyelid carcinomas over the last decade.

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Desmoplastic Melanomas Have High Response Rate to PD-1 Blockade

January 23, 2018

Patients with desmoplastic melanoma have a high level of objective tumor response to treatment with antibodies to block programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) or PD-1 ligand (PD-L1).

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Specific Oral Bacteria May Reduce Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

By January 17, 2018

The findings may have implications for cancer prevention.