Skin Cancer

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared

For patients with primary basal cell carcinoma, estimated recurrence rates are similarly low for excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and diathermy, and external-beam radiation.

Age, Education Predict Skin Protection Following Melanoma Diagnosis

Age, Education Predict Skin Protection Following Melanoma Diagnosis

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Participants with a history of melanoma with inadequate sunscreen use doubled their risk for another primary melanoma within the next 2 years.

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

There are steps health care providers can take to better support cancer patients who do not speak English, are underinsured, and may face other major financial challenges.

Risk for Surgical Site Infection Increased In Lower Extremity Mohs Surgery, Wide Local Excisions

Risk for Surgical Site Infection Increased In Lower Extremity Mohs Surgery, Wide Local Excisions

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Because of their link to lower infection rates, subcuticular or vertical mattress sutures may be preferred when closing wounds in patients who are undergoing dermatologic surgery.

Keytruda Gets Priority Review for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

Keytruda Gets Priority Review for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare form of skin cancer associated with higher mortality rates than other skin cancers.

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Has Lasting Impact

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Has Lasting Impact

Individuals who experience parental cancer as children or adolescents have a higher risk of low educational attainment and attenuated income at age 30 years.

Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?

Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?

Older adults prefer explanations about stopping cancer screening that emphasize the shift to focus on other health issues.

Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials

Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials

Rural and urban cancer patients with uniform care access through participation in a SWOG treatment trial have similar outcomes.

Predictive Scoring Model Effectively Differentiates Between Subungual Melanoma in <i>Situ</i>, Longitudinal Melanonychia

Predictive Scoring Model Effectively Differentiates Between Subungual Melanoma in Situ, Longitudinal Melanonychia

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A predictive scoring model that incorporated dermoscopic characteristics of SMIS was evaluated.

Case Report: Unusual Combined Merkel, Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ

Case Report: Unusual Combined Merkel, Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ

Investigators report a rare case of combined Merkel cell and squamous cell carcinoma confined almost exclusively to the epidermis.

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

A brief intervention delivered by dermatologists is associated with improvements in patients' sun protection behavior as well as their satisfaction with dermatologists' communication.

Physician Communication Linked to Improved Patient-Reported Outcomes in Actinic Keratosis

Physician Communication Linked to Improved Patient-Reported Outcomes in Actinic Keratosis

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Overall, 961 participants had received a prescription for ingenol mebutate; 175 received either diclofenac 3% in hyaluronic acid or imiquimod 5%.

Early Identification of Nail Unit Melanoma Leads to Good Prognosis

Early Identification of Nail Unit Melanoma Leads to Good Prognosis

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Investigators examine epidemiologic, histologic, and clinical features of in situ nail unit melanoma.

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

The 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option.

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal

Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Patients with cancer who receive complementary medicine are more likely to refuse conventional cancer treatment.

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Cancer incidence rates have decreased among men but remained stable among women, while cancer death rates are decreasing for both men and women.

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created.

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide Safe, Effective for Resolution of Seborrheic Keratoses

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide Safe, Effective for Resolution of Seborrheic Keratoses

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The investigators sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of HP40 vs a vehicle for the treatment of seborrheic keratoses.

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

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The use of multiple sun protection measures was defined as the use of 2 or more of these measures more than 50% of the time when the individual was outdoors.

No Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Keratinocyte Carcinoma

No Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Keratinocyte Carcinoma

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The investigators sought to determine the risk for VTE among patients with KC compared with that among individuals not diagnosed with cancer and among those with common malignant neoplasms associated with VTE.

UV Protection Methods Low in Individuals With Skin of Color

UV Protection Methods Low in Individuals With Skin of Color

Many individuals with skin of color do not know that they need comprehensive photoprotection to prevent skin cancer and photoaging.

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

The World Health Organization Independent High-Level Commission has proposed six recommendations to address the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases.

Melanoma Risk Differs in Men, Women With <i>MC1R</i> Variants

Melanoma Risk Differs in Men, Women With MC1R Variants

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Further investigation might eventually lead to sex-dependent prevention strategies and appropriate therapy.

Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk

Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk

A decision tree analytic technique shows the interactive effects of sun protective behaviors on the likelihood of sunburn.

FDA Accepts sBLA for Pembrolizumab as Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

FDA Accepts sBLA for Pembrolizumab as Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

If approved, the new indication could mean pembrolizumab could be used for patients with melanoma.

Imiquimod Cream Reduces Margins for Lentigo Maligna Excision

Imiquimod Cream Reduces Margins for Lentigo Maligna Excision

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Without imiquimod, the staged excision of lentigo maligna can often require multiple stages and result in significant cosmetic morbidity.

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

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Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study

For organ transplant recipients, participation in a skin cancer research study is associated with increased use of multiple sun protection behaviors.

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