Skin Cancer

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.

Gentian Violet Induces Apoptosis and Proliferation of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Gentian Violet Induces Apoptosis and Proliferation of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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Researchers analyzed 1710 compounds through high-throughput small molecule screening and observed their interactions with CTCL cells.

Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution Effective for Seborrheic Keratosis

Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution Effective for Seborrheic Keratosis

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A-101 40 is the first and only FDA-approved topical drug for raised seborrheic keratosis.

Pembrolizumab May Be Effective for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

Pembrolizumab May Be Effective for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Investigators examined the effects of intravenous pembrolizumab with or without vismodegib for individuals with advanced basal cell carcinoma.

Inconsistent Association Between Malignant Melanoma and In Vitro Fertilization

Inconsistent Association Between Malignant Melanoma and In Vitro Fertilization

Women included in the studies had been diagnosed with infertility, defined as the inability to conceive for >12 months or another similar reproductive disorder.

First Treatment for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma FDA-Approved

First Treatment for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma FDA-Approved

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The approval was based on data from 2 open-label studies where patients with metastatic CSCC or locally advanced CSCC who were not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation received Libtayo 3mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks for up to 48 weeks or up to 96 weeks until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or completion of planned treatment.

Novel Immunotherapy May Increase Survival in Melanoma With Brain Metastases

Novel Immunotherapy May Increase Survival in Melanoma With Brain Metastases

Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy (CBI) is associated with significant increases in overall survival (OS) in a real-world population of patients undergoing treatment for melanoma brain metastases (MBM).

Facial-Aging App May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Prevention

Facial-Aging App May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Prevention

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Of the 119 individuals who tried the app, 105 noted that the intervention encouraged them to increase their sun protection.

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.

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