Skin Cancer

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.

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.

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.

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.

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th Edition Improves on Reproducibility, Concordance in Melanoma Staging

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th Edition Improves on Reproducibility, Concordance in Melanoma Staging

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Although the AJCC 8 has improvements compared with AJCC 7, concordance and reproducibility remain low.

Skin Cancer Examinations More Likely for Indoor Tanning Users

Skin Cancer Examinations More Likely for Indoor Tanning Users

Engaging in ultraviolet indoor tanning is associated with increased use of skin cancer examinations.

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

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A smartphone application is a more effective learning tool for accurately diagnosing melanoma compared with traditional, rule-based methods.

Facial Morphing Program May Deter Young Adults From Tanning

Facial Morphing Program May Deter Young Adults From Tanning

Researchers examined the efficacy of an appearance-based facial morphing program for reducing intentional ultraviolet exposure among individuals at risk for skin cancer.

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

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Alternative sun protection products, including pills and dietary supplements, are misleading consumers through false marketing and advertising.

Convolutional Neural Network Tops Clinicians for Melanoma ID

Convolutional Neural Network Tops Clinicians for Melanoma ID

Researchers trained and validated Google's Inception v4 CNN architecture using dermoscopic images and corresponding diagnoses.

Risk for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Increased With Photosensitizing Antihypertensive Drugs

Risk for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Increased With Photosensitizing Antihypertensive Drugs

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With the knowledge that many ADs are photosensitizing, the investigators sought to examine the association between AD use and risk for cSCC among a cohort of non-Hispanic white patients with hypertension.

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

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

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

AAPA Responds to <i>JAMA Dermatology</i> Study

AAPA Responds to JAMA Dermatology Study

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AAPA and SDPA respond to a recent article published in JAMA Dermatology.

Teledermatology Could Expedite Care for Suspected Skin Cancer

Teledermatology Could Expedite Care for Suspected Skin Cancer

Researchers compared the costs of teledermoscopy referral (electronic referral containing digital dermoscopic images) versus usual care (a written referral letter) for specialist dermatologist review of a suspected skin cancer.

Improved Classification of Melanocytic Nevi Using BRAF V600E Expression

Improved Classification of Melanocytic Nevi Using BRAF V600E Expression

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The investigators retrospectively identified melanocytic nevi from their laboratory reporting system in the department of dermatology at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento.

Nodal Metastasis Risk Up When Cancer Is Directly on the Lip

Nodal Metastasis Risk Up When Cancer Is Directly on the Lip

The risk of nodal metastasis is five-fold greater for skin cancer on the vermilion lip versus the cutaneous lip.

SLNBs Feasible After Wide Local Excisions in Melanoma of the Head and Neck

SLNBs Feasible After Wide Local Excisions in Melanoma of the Head and Neck

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Sentinel nodes were accurately identified in all 30 patients who underwent WLE.

Knowledge Not Tied to Addictive Tanning Behavior in Millennials

Knowledge Not Tied to Addictive Tanning Behavior in Millennials

For millennials, sun protection knowledge is not associated with addictive tanning behavior.

Specific Healthcare Interventions Are Needed to Promote Skin Health Among Indoor Tanners

Specific Healthcare Interventions Are Needed to Promote Skin Health Among Indoor Tanners

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In terms of skin cancer screening, 30.18% of indoor tanners and 19.52% of nontanners had received screening.

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for Adjuvant Tx of Melanoma With BRAF V600 Mutation

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for Adjuvant Tx of Melanoma With BRAF V600 Mutation

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Approval was based on COMBI-AD, an international, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 870 patients with Stage III melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations, and pathologic involvement of regional lymph node(s).

Link Between Chronic Aspirin Use and Malignant Melanoma

Link Between Chronic Aspirin Use and Malignant Melanoma

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Further investigation into the link between chronic, once-daily aspirin use and malignant melanoma is warranted.

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