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VIDEO: Cemiplimab demonstrates ‘impressive activity’ for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

June 19, 2018
CHICAGO — Danny Rischin, MBBS, FRACP, MD, director of the division of cancer medicine and head of the medical oncology department at Peter…

FDA News

FDA clears Paxman scalp-cooling system for all patients with solid tumors

June 11, 2018
The FDA granted expanded clearance to the Paxman Scalp Cooling System, allowing the device to be used by patients with any type of solid tumor. The…

In the Journals

Artificial intelligence superior to dermatologists for melanoma detection

May 29, 2018
A form of artificial intelligence known as a deep learning convolutional neural network appeared more effective than experienced dermatologists for…

In the Journals

Hydrochlorothiazide use may increase melanoma risk

May 29, 2018
Patients classified as high users of hydrochlorothiazide had a higher risk for melanoma, according to findings published in JAMA Internal

Meeting News

Rheumatic adverse effects of immune checkpoint therapy 'poorly recognized' in studies

May 22, 2018
DESTIN, Fla. — Although the incidence of rheumatologic adverse effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors is expected to grow with…

FDA News

FDA approves Tafinlar-Mekinist combination for adjuvant treatment of BRAF-mutant melanoma

April 30, 2018
The FDA approved the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib for adjuvant treatment of patients with BRAF V600E- or BRAF V600K-positive melanoma…

FDA News

FDA grants priority review to cemiplimab for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

April 30, 2018
The FDA granted priority review to cemiplimab for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma or those with locally…

In the Journals

World Trade Center responders may face increased cancer burden, elevated myeloma risk

April 26, 2018
Rescue and recovery workers who responded to the World Trade Center site after 9/11 will experience a greater cancer burden over the next 20 years…

In the Journals

Married patients more likely to find melanoma earlier

April 20, 2018
Married patients with melanoma appeared more likely to present with early-stage disease than divorced, widowed or never-married patients, according…


Obesity may extend survival for men with metastatic melanoma

April 3, 2018
Obesity appeared associated with improved survival among men with metastatic melanoma who underwent treatment with targeted therapy or immunotherapy…

Anti-PD-1 therapies show significant benefit in desmoplastic melanoma

March 29, 2018
Single-agent therapy with anti-PD-1 inhibitors induced response rates of 70% within a cohort of patients with metastatic desmoplastic melanoma. …

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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