Skin Cancer

Disparities in melanoma awareness
December 10, 2020

Neelam Vashi, MD, FAAD, explains the results of her cross-sectional survey investigating melanoma awareness among different racial and ethnic groups.

Utility of PRAME staining in identifying malignant transformation of melanocytic nevi
December 09, 2020

Recently, PRAME (preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma) immunohistochemical staining has shown its usefulness in distinguishing benign from malignant melanocytic cell populations, offering another color to the canvas in the quest for a more definitive diagnosis of melanoma.

Mohs micrographic presents challenges in kids
November 25, 2020

While Mohs micrographic surgery is well established as a safe and effective therapeutic modality in adult patients, it is not as commonly used in pediatric populations. There are unique challenges to performing Mohs surgery on pediatric patients, especially with patient cooperation. Multidisciplinary planning may be needed.