Topical sirolimus shows positive results in two studies
Topical sirolimus may provide a less-invasive treatment option for patients with angiofibroma, according to recent studies.
Patients want genetic testing
Patients in outpatient primary care clinics are choosing to learn about genomic testing to detemine their risk of melanoma, according to a recent clinical trial.
Topical rapamycin improves facial skin lesions in tuberous sclerosis complex
Topical rapamycin significantly improves facial angiofibromas secondary to tuberous sclerosis complex, according to data from a 6-month randomized placebo-controlled study.
Skin cancer occurrence after solid organ transplant
Solid organ transplant recipients experience an average of two cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas following their transplant.
Indoor tanners lax on sunscreen protection
People who use indoor tanners may be putting themselves at greater risk for skin cancer because they use low SPF sunscreen.
FDA approves combo treatment for melanoma
Combination that extends survival in BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma gains FDA approval.
Low recurrence of lentigo maligna with off-label neoadjuvant imiquimod use
Two to three months of neoadjuvant topical imiquimod, 5%, cream prior to conservatively staged excisions for lentigo maligna (LM) is associated with a low rate of recurrence.
Vermilion lip carcinoma five times more sensitive to metastasis
Chance of metastasis for cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of vermillion lip is five times greater than on the cutaneous lip, study shows.
Uptake for genetic testing of melanoma risk is high in primary care setting
Nearly half of patients at an outpatient primary care clinic elected to learn about genomic testing to assess their risk of melanoma.
Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus susceptible to other autoimmune conditions
Dosing schedules that optimize outcomes
Changing the schedule of targeted therapies has been shown to improve the response rate in a mouse model of melanoma.
Topical solution may be less caustic option than cryosurgery for seborrheic keratosis
A new study suggests that topical 40% hydrogen peroxide solution (A-101) is less toxic than cryosurgery for removal of seborrheic keratosis. The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
UV protection still lags in skin of color
PV and non-melanoma skin cancer link described in study
Biomedical tattoo acts as blood calcium sensor
Biomedical tattoo may permit early diagnosis of diseases associated with hypercalcemia, preliminary study shows.
Marriage prompts earlier presentation of melanoma
Married patients present earlier with localized melanoma than their unmarried counterparts, a new study shows.
A new more powerful molecule as psoriasis target
Immune cell derivative itaconate may combat psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases, shows a study in Nature.
Physician assistants miss the grade on melanoma diagnosis?
In a comparison of the performance between physician assistants and dermatologists, physician assistants performed more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer and diagnosed fewer melanomas in situ, a study shows.
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