Skin Cancer

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-specific norms have been established for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) questionnaire to measure the self-reported quality of life of cancer patients.

Cancer Survivors Face Hardship Over Medical Bills

Cancer Survivors Face Hardship Over Medical Bills

Cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills versus patients without a cancer history, and younger survivors face the greatest hardships.

Postoperative Risks Increased Following Mohs Surgery in Immunosuppressed Patients

Postoperative Risks Increased Following Mohs Surgery in Immunosuppressed Patients

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Immunosuppression was associated with a 9.6-fold greater likelihood of a postoperative complication.

Preventing Keratinocyte Carcinoma: 5-FU vs Imiquimod

Preventing Keratinocyte Carcinoma: 5-FU vs Imiquimod

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In patients with actinic keratosis, no significant differences in the short- or long-term risk for site-specific keratinocyte carcinomas were observed with 5-FU plus imiquimod treatment.

Melanoma Survival Varies By State in US

Melanoma Survival Varies By State in US

U.S. states with more physicians and a larger percentage of non-Hispanic whites have worse melanoma survival.

Identifying Best Candidates for Bexarotene Therapy in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Role of <i>APOA5</i>, <i>APOC3</i> Genotypes

Identifying Best Candidates for Bexarotene Therapy in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Role of APOA5, APOC3 Genotypes

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Screening for APOA5 and APOC3 polymorphisms may help physicians who treat patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma identify the best candidates for bexarotene treatment.

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Early treatment of both visible AK lesions and nonvisible sun-damaged skin can eliminate the potential for malignant transformation and decrease the burden of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients

Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients have an increased suicide risk, which is predominant among men and white patients.

Costs Higher for Patients With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

Costs Higher for Patients With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

The costs of having two noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is generally superadditive.

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

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

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

Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis

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

Keytruda Gains Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

Keytruda Gains Merkel Cell Carcinoma Indication

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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.

Wearable Sensor Can Measure Personalized Ultraviolet Exposure

Wearable Sensor Can Measure Personalized Ultraviolet Exposure

A millimeter-scale, wireless, battery-free, miniaturized dosimeter can monitor ultraviolet radiation exposure and appears to work well in different settings.

Nomogram Predicts Melanoma Recurrence Risk After Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy

Nomogram Predicts Melanoma Recurrence Risk After Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy

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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.

High Melanoma Care Costs With Ipilimumab

High Melanoma Care Costs With Ipilimumab

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

Laser-Assisted Photodynamic Therapy in Patients With Actinic Keratosis

Laser-Assisted Photodynamic Therapy in Patients With Actinic Keratosis

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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.

Mucosal Melanoma Survival Rates Determined by Stage and Location

Mucosal Melanoma Survival Rates Determined by Stage and Location

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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.

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Most Effective for Facial Seborrheic Keratoses

Topical Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Most Effective for Facial Seborrheic Keratoses

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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.

Possible Predictors of Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity in Thin Melanomas

Possible Predictors of Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity in Thin Melanomas

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

Observation May Be Sufficient Management Option for Excised Moderately Dysplastic Nevi

Observation May Be Sufficient Management Option for Excised Moderately Dysplastic Nevi

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

Mohs Surgery Alone Associated With Improved Outcomes in High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mohs Surgery Alone Associated With Improved Outcomes in High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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The investigators reported the rates of poor outcomes in patients with hrSCC treated with MMS alone, and explored specific clinical factors that may be more predictive of these outcomes.

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

There is an urgent need for coordinated, comprehensive, personalized care for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Poll: Patients, Caregivers Worry About Cost of Cancer Care

Poll: Patients, Caregivers Worry About Cost of Cancer Care

In addition to fear of pain and suffering, Americans worry about cancer-related expenses.

Cancer Mortality Up for 2nd-, 3rd-Generation Latino Immigrants

Cancer Mortality Up for 2nd-, 3rd-Generation Latino Immigrants

Second- and third-generation Latino immigrants have an increased risk for cancer mortality compared with first-generation Mexico-born immigrants.

Actinic Keratosis Treatment Cost Burdensome for Medicare Fee-for-Service Participants

Actinic Keratosis Treatment Cost Burdensome for Medicare Fee-for-Service Participants

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Data showed fluctuations in Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System claims prices, allowable charges for actinic keratosis destruction, and Medicare payments for these charges.

Predictors of Outcomes in Elderly With Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

Predictors of Outcomes in Elderly With Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

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Older age at the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome is not predictive of worse disease-specific outcomes.

Risk for Nevus Development in Children Aged 3 to 16 Years

Risk for Nevus Development in Children Aged 3 to 16 Years

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Researchers examine nevus development in children age 3 to 17 years to analyze acquisition patterns for total nevus counts and counts on body sites exposed to ultraviolet light.

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups

Overall, cancer survival among adolescents and young adults has consistently exceeded that of other age groups except during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

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To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk Associated With Voriconazole Use

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk Associated With Voriconazole Use

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The systematic literature review and meta-analysis were conducted to clarify the association between voriconazole use and SCC risk.

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