Research initiative aims to better understand link between immunotherapy, type 1 diabetes

August 7, 2019
The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in collaboration with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Helmsley Charitable Trust, have…

NCI awards $11 million grant to NYU Langone to develop immunotherapy biomarkers

August 3, 2019
NCI awarded a 5-year, $11 million grant to NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology to develop biomarkers that can…

Monitor all patients with psoriasis for nonmelanoma skin cancer

August 2, 2019
There is a small but statistically significant increased risk for cancer in patients with psoriasis, which is mainly driven by lymphoma and…

In the Journals

Vitamin A intake lowers risk for SCC

August 2, 2019
Increased intake of dietary vitamin A decreases the risk of incident squamous cell carcinoma, according to a large, prospective study. “We…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to NKTR-214 in combination with Opdivo for advanced melanoma

August 1, 2019
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab for initial treatment of unresectable or…

Meeting News

Dermatologists can limit skin, hair, nail side effects from cancer therapy

July 29, 2019
NEW YORK — While new drugs for cancer are helping patients fight the disease, they also produce side effects that can affect the hair, skin and…

In the Journals

Hairdressers willing to learn more about skin cancer detection

July 25, 2019
“Hairdressers have been considered a potential resource for skin cancer surveillance, and previous studies suggest that hairdressers are…

Dermatologists historically on sidelines in hospital medicine, says new president of USC Care

July 24, 2019
Keck Medicine of USC announced that David Peng, MD, MPH, has been named president of USC Care Medical Group, a faculty practice plan of Keck…

In the Journals

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma guidelines encourage high-quality care

July 24, 2019
The Committee on Invasive Skin Tumor Evidence-Based Recommendations published clinical practice guidelines to improve clinical decision-making for…

Expert weighs in on alcohol, skin cancer link

July 22, 2019
The link between alcohol consumption and skin cancer is still being uncovered. Some view drinking within the context of skin cancer as another…

Popular research updates in cutaneous oncology

July 19, 2019
Researchers identified an association between family history of melanoma and the risk for melanomas on the trunk and extremities, according to a…

In the Journals

Discordant themes exist in skin cancer assessment outcomes among physicians, patients

July 19, 2019
Areas of disagreement between patients and physicians on skin cancer-related outcomes include patient fear of the unknown, recurrence and empowering…

Skin cancer rates increase 45% in UK since 2004

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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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