Top stories on cutaneous oncology in April

April 26, 2019
Dermatologists may be the most prepared physicians to help with melanoma, according to a recent study from the University of Minnesota that trended…

In the Journals

Immunosuppression independent risk factor for poor outcomes when adjusted for tumor stage

April 25, 2019
Immunosuppression was associated with a threefold to fourfold increase for disease-related poor outcomes, including local recurrence, nodal…

In the Journals

PDGFRB gain-of-function mutations most prominent in pediatric myofibroma

April 24, 2019
In myofibroma and myofibromatosis, researchers found that gain-of-function mutations of PDGFRB only affect children, according to a retrospective…

Top three recent dermatology stories

April 22, 2019
Research exploring the risk for ear infections and strep throat in patients with atopic dermatitis garnered the most pageviews last week. In another…

In the Journals

Dermatologists may be most prepared to help patients with melanoma

April 18, 2019
Individuals with early-stage melanoma require information, resources and emotional/mental health-focused care, all which dermatologists may be best…

In the Journals

Differences in BCC subtype reporting suggest gap in delivery of care

April 17, 2019
A lack of histologic subtyping in basal cell carcinoma may put patients at risk for inadequate or inappropriate therapy, according to researchers who…

In the Journals

Age a key factor when considering melanoma treatment

April 16, 2019
As people age, the pattern, timing and extent of distant metastasis change and should be considered when treating melanoma. “It has become…

Dermatologist shares tips to tackle climate change

April 15, 2019
Climate change is a solvable problem, and physicians have a critical role to play in depoliticizing the issue and encouraging solutions, Sarah

In the Journals

Melanoma treatment at high-volume centers improves long-term survival

April 12, 2019
Treatment for primary nonmetastatic melanoma at high-volume facilities is associated with improved long-term patient survival, with academic centers…

In the Journals

Suture spacing yields similar cosmetic outcomes during linear wound closures

April 9, 2019
Researchers reported no statistically significant difference in wound cosmesis or total complications between running cutaneous sutures spaced 2 mm…

Meeting News

Corticosteroid use for immune-mediated adverse events often does not match guidelines

April 4, 2019
FORT WORTH, Texas — An evaluation of physician prescribing practices showed utilization of corticosteroids for management of immune-mediated…

Meeting News

Genetic testing can detect melanoma earlier, but tailored approach is required

March 21, 2019
Genetic testing can help increase early detection of melanoma among patients and their family members, according to a presenter at HemOnc Today New…

Meeting News

Standards evolve for adjuvant therapy of melanoma

March 21, 2019
NEW YORK — A strong rationale exists for offering adjuvant therapy to certain patients with melanoma, but several aspects of treatment remain…

NCI scientist to receive Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

March 14, 2019
Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, will receive the 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. The annual prize, awarded by National…


Proposed FDA sunscreen rule could save lives, reduce confusion

March 12, 2019
The FDA has proposed a rule that it says would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States. These…

Meeting News

HemOnc Today New York uses ‘practical, interactive approach’ to help providers improve cancer care

March 6, 2019
HemOnc Today is pleased to announce plans for a 3-day CME meeting designed to offer expert perspectives on advances in cancer treatment. …

FDA News

FDA approves Keytruda for adjuvant treatment of melanoma

February 19, 2019
The FDA approved pembrolizumab for adjuvant treatment of patients who have melanoma with lymph node involvement who underwent complete resection…

John Wayne Cancer Institute appoints executive director

February 13, 2019
Steven O’Day, MD, has been named executive director of John Wayne Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic at Providence St. John’s Health…


American Academy of Dermatology updates guidelines for primary cutaneous melanoma

January 11, 2019
The American Academy of Dermatology released new guidelines on melanoma treatment. The guidelines address areas such as melanoma in pregnancy and…

Roswell Park immunotherapy expert honored for melanoma research

January 11, 2019
Igor Puzanov, MD, MSCI, FACP, received the Melanoma Foundation Award for outstanding and lifelong

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