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Skin biopsy "bread-loafing" technique has high error probability

September 16, 2014

In a retrospective study, researchers found skin biopsies processed through the “bread-loafing” technique were not reliable in detecting accurate margins.

Data collection included 1,000 cases of Mohs surgery, from which margins on skin biopsies were compared with margins on the first stage of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).

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New recommendations needed for melanoma screening

September 10, 2014
Citing a 1-year pilot skin cancer-screening program in Germany, three dermatologists recommended that federal health officials make new recommendations for melanoma…
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FDA approves Keytruda for advanced melanoma

September 4, 2014
The FDA today announced the accelerated approval of pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, for patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma following progression with prior…
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Risk of melanoma doubled in airline pilots, cabin crew

September 4, 2014
Airline pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population, according to study findings.Researchers included a…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Skin biopsy "bread-loafing" technique has high error probability

September 16, 2014
In a retrospective study, researchers found skin biopsies processed through the “bread-loafing” technique were not reliable in detecting…
In the Journals

New recommendations needed for melanoma screening

September 10, 2014
Citing a 1-year pilot skin cancer-screening program in Germany, three dermatologists recommended that federal health officials make new…
figure FDA approvals

FDA approves Keytruda for advanced melanoma

September 4, 2014
The FDA today announced the accelerated approval of pembrolizumab, a PD-1 inhibitor, for patients with advanced or unresectable melanoma following…
In the Journals

Risk of melanoma doubled in airline pilots, cabin crew

September 4, 2014
Airline pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population, according to study…

Amgen submits marketing authorization application for oncolytic immunotherapy in EU

September 3, 2014
Amgen announced the submission of a marketing authorization application to the European Medicines Agency for talimogene laherparepvec for the…
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Surgery remains ‘gold standard’ for basal cell carcinoma

September 1, 2014
Surgery remains the ideal treatment for patients with basal cell carcinoma, according to results of an evidence review.Researchers with Columbia…
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Cancer treatment during pregnancy ‘a constant balancing act’

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2014
Cancer during pregnancy traditionally has been a rare phenomenon.Through the last third of the 20th century, about 1 in 1,000 pregnant women…
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Digital surveillance, photography aided early melanoma diagnosis

August 21, 2014
Surveillance with total body photography and sequential digital dermoscopy imaging helped improve early detection of primary melanomas, according to…
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High-mitotic rate melanoma linked to patient, tumor characteristics

August 20, 2014
Melanomas with higher mitotic rates occurred more frequently in men and in individuals aged older than 70 years, according to results of a…
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Higher UV radiation linked to increased prevalence of nonmelanoma skin cancers

August 19, 2014
Higher mean daily UV radiation was associated with increased non-melanoma skin cancer incidence rates, according to study findings.Researchers…
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