Skin Cancer

Women surgeons and Mohs micrographic surgery in the U.S.
October 21, 2020

Michelle Nguyen, M.D., MPH, sits down with Dermatology Times to discuss her recent presentation at the 2020 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) virtual meeting regarding the representation of women dermatologic surgeons in the U.S.

Melanoma in situ: Imaging technique improves margin mapping
October 10, 2020

Performing reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) with a mosaic technique before surgery can improve margin mapping in melanoma in situ (MIS), according to a recent study presented at 2020 ASDS Virtual Annual Meeting.

Racial disparities persist, worsen in melanoma survival
October 02, 2020

Today's universal improvement in melanoma survival is encouraging. But the reality is racial disparities aren’t going away and in some cases are getting worse.

New descriptor better distinguishes melanoma from benign lesions
October 01, 2020

A new descriptor may help providers to differentiate melanoma from benign lesions, says authors of a recent study.

Are your patients sunscreen savvy?
September 18, 2020

A recent survey shows that many consumers are confused about sunscreen labeling claims regarding sun protection factor (SPF), allergenicity and other features.

Spartalizumab phase 3 combination study fails to meet primary endpoint
September 14, 2020

Novartis announces their phase 3 study investigating spartalizumab (PDR001) in combination with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) failed to meet its primary endpoint.

Emerging options for high-risk melanoma
August 26, 2020

Recruiting is ongoing for an investigator-initiated clinical trial of pembrolizumab in clinical stage 2B/C melanoma which will investigate the effects of treatment with pembrolizumab before surgery to remove melanoma on the rate of positive sentinel lymph nodes in patients with stage IIB/C melanoma.

AI has potential to improve melanoma detection
August 18, 2020

Leveraging artificial intelligence as an assistive tool could open up opportunities for streamlining melanoma diagnosis, expanding practice scope, and enhancing patient care.

Collaboration makes progresses standards for implementing AI
August 11, 2020

The International Skin Imaging Collaboration is an academic and industry partnership designed to facilitate the clinical application of digital skin imaging, with an initial focus on melanoma. The group is developing standards for dermatologic imaging and building a public archive of clinical and dermoscopic images for use in developing artificial intelligence diagnostic algorithms.

Survey findings inform messaging on UV exposure
July 31, 2020

Findings from a survey of college students examining beliefs about UV exposure and sunscreen use and their associations with skin cancer risk and UV protective behaviors provide some insights for patient counseling.