Aging population drives dramatic increase in Merkel cell carcinoma incidence

March 27, 2018
The 95% increase in Merkel cell carcinoma incidence during a 13-year period at the start of this century appeared largely attributable to an aging…

Meeting News

BRAF/MEK inhibitor therapy a preferred option for metastatic melanoma

March 26, 2018
NEW YORK — Combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors can confer long-term survival for patients with low-burden metastatic melanoma and…

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USPSTF endorses behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer

March 20, 2018
Clinicians should counsel children, their parents and young adults on the use of sun protective behaviors for the prevention of skin cancer…

Meeting News

PCP, patient reports of skin exams, patient charts, rarely align

March 15, 2018
There was significant discrepancy between patient-reported full-body skin exams, physician reports of these exams, and documentation of the exams in…

Better understanding of carcinogenic exposures may decrease skin cancer incidence among firefighters

March 14, 2018
A high percentage of young firefighters in Florida developed skin cancer, suggesting the potential for elevated risk in this population, according to…

Meeting News

Real-world data can guide decisions about which patients should receive immunotherapy

March 9, 2018
NEW YORK — The pool of patients eligible to receive immunotherapy likely should include many individuals who were excluded from early…

Beta blockers may improve response to immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma

February 23, 2018
Patients with metastatic melanoma who underwent treatment with immunotherapy derived a benefit when they also received beta blockers, according to…


American Academy of Dermatology publishes guidelines for nonmelanoma skin cancers

February 20, 2018
The American Academy of Dermatology published guidelines for the management of nonmelanoma skin cancer. The document — released in January in…

In the Journals

Educational video improves hairdressers’ ability to detect skin cancer

December 6, 2017
An educational video significantly improved hairdressers’ knowledge of melanoma warning signs and their confidence in their ability to identify…

In the Journals

Low rate of disease remission reported for vulval lichen planus

November 29, 2017
Among 11 patients with vulval lichen planus who achieved disease remission, nine were treated primarily by a dermatologist. According to the…

FDA grants priority review to mogamulizumab for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

November 28, 2017
The FDA granted priority review to mogamulizumab for the treatment of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who underwent at least one prior…

In the Journals

Study shows population estimates of melanocytic lesions

November 27, 2017
A diagnosis of melanocytic proliferation was reported in almost 25% of skin biopsies, according to results of a large population-based study. …

In the Journals

Topical patidegib granted FDA breakthrough, orphan statuses for Gorlin syndrome

November 21, 2017
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation and orphan drug designation to topical patidegib for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma nevus…

In the Journals

Squamous cell carcinoma associated with increased mortality

November 20, 2017
Squamous cell carcinoma was associated with a 25% increase in all-cause mortality compared with patients in the general population. Investigators of…

In the Journals

T-VEC, ipilimumab regimen improves survival in advanced melanoma

November 10, 2017
The combination of an oncolytic virus plus a checkpoint inhibitor improved survival among patients with advanced melanoma compared with monotherapy…

In the Journals

Immunosuppression in multiple myeloma may not increase melanoma risk

November 3, 2017
Although immunosuppression associated with multiple myeloma may not predispose patients to melanoma, other immunosuppressed states may increase…

In the Journals

Education increased sunscreen use among student athletes

October 26, 2017
An educational intervention targeting sunscreen use in student athletes was associated with improved sunscreen use. Researchers with the Stanford…

IL-12 therapy elicits encouraging response rates in melanoma

October 25, 2017
Immunopulse IL-12 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab was associated with encouraging response rates and safety data in patients with…

In the Journals

Radial video mosaicing may aid in mapping lentigo maligna

October 23, 2017
Handheld reflectance confocal microscopy with radial video mosaicing showed utility in mapping lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma. The…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to Tafinlar-Mekinist combination for adjuvant treatment of BRAF-positive melanoma

October 23, 2017
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib for adjuvant therapy of patients with stage III…

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