Meeting News

Expert: Dermatologists should take lead on cutaneous SCC

October 25, 2019
CHICAGO — In an educational session here at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting, Chrysalyne Schmults, MD, of…

Meeting News

World-renowned chef, cancer survivor encourages dermatologists to push the envelope

October 24, 2019
CHICAGO — For world-renowned chef Grant Achatz, attaining the title of best restaurant in America by Gourmet Magazine was his second greatest…

In the Journals

Male sex, Breslow thickness predictive factors for melanoma recurrence in Korean patients

October 23, 2019
In Korean patients, male sex and Breslow thickness greater than 2.5 mm are the most important prognostic factors for localized melanoma recurrence…

South Beach Symposium hosts renowned faculty, interactive learning

October 8, 2019
Dermatology is gearing up for the upcoming South Beach Symposium in Miami Beach, Florida, Feb. 6-9, 2020. The annual conference has an extensive…

Social factors impact cancer worry, more top dermatology headlines

October 7, 2019
After undergoing surgery at a dermatologic surgery cancer center, patients had significantly less worry regarding cancer recurrence and its impact on…

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Being single, unemployed and living alone increase cancer worry

October 3, 2019
Social factors, unemployment and a prior history of melanoma are associated with greater baseline cancer worry among a group of patients with skin…

Skin cancer biopsy rates among providers, top dermatology stories

September 30, 2019
Dermatologists performed the fewest number of biopsies to diagnose one skin cancer compared with other types of clinicians, according to researchers…

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Patients with dermatologic immune-related adverse events benefit from dermatology consult

September 27, 2019
Dermatology consultation may improve the long-term implications of hospitalization for suspected dermatologic immune-related adverse events…

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Dermatologists perform fewest biopsies to diagnose skin cancer

September 24, 2019
For all skin cancers and nonmelanoma skin cancer, dermatologists performed the fewest number of biopsies to diagnose one skin cancer compared with…

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Elderly patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer more likely to go untreated

September 23, 2019
Patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer aged 85 years or older had significantly higher odds of being untreated, according to an analysis. “To…

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Researchers recommend Medicare Advantage for nonmelanoma statistics in US

September 20, 2019
Researchers estimate that in 2014 there were more than 3.4 million treated nonmelanoma skin cancers in the U.S. population aged 65 years and older…

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Cohort study finds 8% risk for second primary melanoma within 5 years

September 20, 2019
Researchers identified an 8% 5-year risk for second primary melanoma in a cohort of patients with melanoma and confirmed the utility of total body…

Mohs surgery offers greater survival and other top dermatology stories

September 16, 2019
In the top Healio Dermatology story last week, melanomas of the head and neck treated with Mohs micrographic surgery had a significantly higher…

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Mohs surgery offers greater survival benefit vs. wide local excision in head and neck melanoma

September 9, 2019
Melanomas of the head and neck treated with Mohs micrographic surgery had a significantly higher overall survival at 5 years after melanoma diagnosis…

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AI-based algorithm may predict nonmelanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients

September 6, 2019
A nonmelanoma skin cancer risk prediction model using readily available information in the electronic medical records system and a deep learning…

Top dermatology headlines from August

September 3, 2019
As students go back to school and parents resign beach gear to its out-of-season digs at the back of the garage, Healio Dermatology reflects on big…

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Personalized advice improves sun protection among patients

September 3, 2019
Patients who received individualized advice directly from their general practitioner improved their sun protection, according to findings from a…

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Surgical practice patterns for melanoma vary widely in U.S.

August 28, 2019
Surgical techniques in Mohs micrographic surgery and Mohs surgery with immunohistochemistry for melanoma widely differ across geographic areas…

Hyperkalemia with spironolactone in older women, more top dermatology news from last week

August 27, 2019
Women aged 46 to 65 years prescribed spironolactone for acne had a higher rate of incident hyperkalemia compared with younger women, which warrants…

ASDS: Sun damage treatments up 63% in 2 years

August 23, 2019
Skin cancer and sun damage procedures, along with laser-, light- and energy-based procedures, have all increased since 2017, according to…

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