Malignant melanoma can mimic many melanocytic lesions and vice versa, making it a difficult diagnosis. As such, accurate diagnosis should be a collaborative effort between clinician and dermatopathologist, says this expert.
Ilya Petrou. M.D.
There are many different aspects to the treatment and management of primary melanoma, but clinicians differ on their perceptions of the ideal treatment approach.
A recent study in experimental mice showed that interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 act as acute pruritogens, supporting the benefit of targeting these cytokines in the therapeutic planning of the patients with pruritus.
Patients with rosacea appear to have a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer when compared to those without this skin condition, according to a new study.
The formation of keloids may be due to a genetically based switch normalization failure in the remodeling stage of wound healing, says Greg Goodman, M.D. Find out more in this article.
A new technology based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy has demonstrated accuracy in both sensitivity and specificity for discriminating skin cancers from benign lesions, one expert says.
Accurately diagnosing some melanocytic neoplasms is challenging because they may fall into a grey area histologically, one expert says. Recent progress in molecular genetics can help dermatopathologists more precisely classify tumors, leading to more appropriate treatment and management choices.
A recent study investigating the association between dietary fat intake and the development of skin cancers found polyunsaturated fat intake especially omega-6 fat to be modestly and consistently associated with skin cancer risk.
It is only recently that continued research has led to significant advances in numerous immune-based drugs that can successfully be used in patients with advanced melanoma (stage III and IV).
Researchers writing in JAMA Dermatology report that patients diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) are at a higher risk for having or developing Crohn’s disease (CD).