Staging system is derived from a new dataset of patients from 10 cancer centers around the world. Dermatologists should consider AJCC tumor characteristics as well as other factors in risk assessment, counseling, and follow-up plans for patients. Update takes effect in January 2018.
A novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit.
Biopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated
A known oncogene previously associated with carcinomas of the breast, liver, ovaries, and colon appears to suppress the growth of melanoma cells, a team of researchers reported recently in Cell Reports.
Kyocera Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Kyocera, is teaming with the University of Tsukuba to created artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that could identify skin cancers and other skin diseases.
Mole count in adolescents predictor of melanoma. Sun exposure habits develop in teen years. Prevent melanoma through sun protection. Reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies.
The controversies revolving around the risks and prognosis associated with melanoma and pregnancy are many and have been a flashpoint for much discussion and debate. While some controversies remain, clarity and consensus has been found among some of the current issues regarding melanoma and pregnancy.
Lymph-node dissection is not associated with increased melanoma survival. Surgery may be best option to decrease risk for recurrence. A positive sentinel node does not automatically lead to complete dissection
For melanoma, patient and physician education is key. Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in darker skin effective. Teledermatology could replace office visits in this underserved population.
A Caucasian female presented with a dark brown band on her nail that appeared a few years ago signifying subungual melanoma. What is the most concerning symptom?