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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 University Medical Center’s department of dermatology searched four databases — PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews — to identify randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews or comparative studies that focused on treatment for basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

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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 study…
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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 cross-sectional study.These…
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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 systematically reviewed 40…
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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.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

8/16/2014
The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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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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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…
figure In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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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Tumor thickness decreases with greater number of nevi

August 12, 2014
Patients with more than 50 total nevi tended to have thinner melanomas, and improvement in preventive behaviors and attitudes is needed, according to…

Long-term risks of subsequent invasive melanoma similar for in situ, invasive melanoma

August 8, 2014
The long-term risks of subsequent invasive melanoma for patients diagnosed with melanoma in situ and invasive melanoma were similar, according to a…
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Smoking habits persisted among cancer survivors

August 6, 2014
Nearly one-tenth of cancer survivors continued to smoke 9 years after diagnosis, according to results of a population-based study.Among that group…
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Gene mutation frequency identified in female genital-tract melanomas

August 1, 2014
In a study evaluating the occurrence of certain gene mutations in female genital-tract melanomas, KIT, NRAS and BRAF mutations were identified most…
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FDA Commissioner responds to Call to Action for skin cancer prevention

July 29, 2014
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg has released a statement regarding the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to…
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Lymphovascular invasion, regression novel prognostic factors in thin melanomas

July 18, 2014
Lymphovascular invasion and extensive regression independently predicted survival in patients with thin melanomas, according to study results.The…
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