Skin cancer rates increase 45% in UK since 2014

July 18, 2019
Melanoma skin cancer rates have increased by 35% for women and by 55% for men in the United Kingdom since 2004, which represents a 45% increase in…

In the Journals

Cutaneous angiosarcoma rates increasing in those older than 70 years

July 18, 2019
Patient survival in cutaneous angiosarcoma is not affected by current therapeutic strategies, and cases are increasing in those who are older than 70…

Top dermatology news: IBD risk in hidradenitis suppurativa, missed nonmelanoma subtypes

July 15, 2019
Researchers in JAMA Dermatology warned clinicians about an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease among those with hidradenitis suppurativa…

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App-based teledermatology may improve early diagnosis of melanoma

July 12, 2019
Machine-learning systems could improve early melanoma diagnosis based on the implementation of a teledermatology program in Bergamo, Italy, according…

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Nonmelanoma skin cancers may be more aggressive than initial biopsy suggests

July 12, 2019
A significant proportion of nonmelanoma skin cancer cases referred for Mohs micrographic surgery showed histologic features of aggressive cancers…

Researchers explore family history of melanoma, other top dermatology stories

July 9, 2019
When discussing the risk for all skin cancers, it is important to consider family history of melanoma in a first-degree relative, according to Erin

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Family history of melanoma increases risk for skin cancer

July 3, 2019
Those with a family history of melanoma had a 74% increased risk for melanoma, according to a study that followed white participants for more than 20…

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Calculated tumor area provides independent prognostic value for patients with melanoma

July 2, 2019
A new two-dimensional feature called calculated tumor area appears to have effective independent prognostic value in patients with melanoma…

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Overall survival worse with multiple primary tumors vs. single primary tumor

July 2, 2019
Patients with multiple primary melanoma tumors demonstrated significantly worse overall survival compared with patients with one primary tumor…

Survey: Anxiety, thoughts of recurrence high in those with skin cancer

July 1, 2019
Skin Cancer in America 2019, a survey from Health Union, showed that a variety of risk factors, such as anxiety, and lower quality of life are linked…

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VIDEO: Cemiplimab represents ‘paradigm shift’ in treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

June 21, 2019
CHICAGO — Michael R. Migden, MD, associate professor of dermatology and associate professor of head and neck surgery at The University of…

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Computer-aided design in melanoma would enhance care, not replace dermatologists

June 20, 2019
Melanoma detection and diagnoses with computer-aided systems showed similar sensitivities when compared with those from dermatologists; however, the…

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Pigmented lesion assay prevents unnecessary biopsies in skin lesions

June 19, 2019
Twelve-month data from a large U.S. registry study confirmed the clinical utility and high negative predicative value of a pigmented lesion assay as…

Top 5 dermatology stories: 3D Mohs model for patient education, more

June 18, 2019
“The possibility of being able to educate patients with something ‘concrete’ that they can see and touch could be a great addition…

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VIDEO: Cemiplimab ‘a new standard’ for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

June 15, 2019
CHICAGO — Cemiplimab demonstrated considerable antitumor activity among patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, according…

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Subcutaneous tranexamic acid reduced bleeding in Mohs surgery

June 14, 2019
Subcutaneous injection of tranexamic acid with lidocaine reduced bleeding during Mohs micrographic surgery, with a greater reduction found in…

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Patient education with 3D model before Mohs surgery reduces anxiety

June 7, 2019
Patient education using a 3D-printed model before Mohs micrographic surgery along with standardized preoperative education improved patient…

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Interventions needed to improve surgery access in melanoma

June 6, 2019
To improve the rate of melanoma survival, targeted health care interventions are needed for certain patients who experience the most delays in…

Industry News

What are signs of skin cancer?

June 5, 2019
Skin cancer comes in many forms, and the signs and symptoms for each type of skin cancer can vary. Because skin cancers do not become painful until…

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Sharing practice pattern data between Mohs surgeons reduces overuse, costs

June 4, 2019
In Mohs micrographic surgery, a low-cost behavioral intervention using key opinion leaders and an audit with feedback resulted in a sustained…

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