Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Foundation Raises $625,000 For Skin Cancer Education Programs
May 20, 2022

The Skin Cancer Foundation at its Annual Champions for Change Gala in New York, New York, raised the money while also honoring 157 dermatologists for volunteering with the Foundations skin cancer screening program on May 12.

Sunscreen Protection for Children
May 19, 2022

Protection from the harsh rays of the sun is crucial for everyone—including children. Now that summer has arrived, a refresher course for your patients and their families on sun protection, which can go a long way in preventing skin damage and disorders due to the sun.

Pointers with Dr Portela: Between Two Derms Podcast
May 18, 2022

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc hosts a podcast called, “Between Two Derms.” This week he covers cases in the clinic, psoriasis at the Met Gala and more.

Access to Mohs Surgeon a Barrier to Referral
May 16, 2022

A survey asked dermatologists whether they had personal treated head and neck melanoma with excision, and if and when they referred patients with melanoma on the head and neck to a Mohs surgeon.

Multiple Myeloma May Increase Incidence of Melanoma
May 16, 2022

A poster presented at the 2022 American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting not only suggested a link between multiple myeloma and a heightened rate of melanoma, but also demonstrated potential for higher overall mortality rates.

How to Ensure Outdoor Workers Use Sun Protection
May 15, 2022

Sunscreen use is on the rise, but further education is needed.

What’s Ahead for Melanoma Management
May 15, 2022

Immunotherapy, intralesional treatments, multidisciplinary care teams define rapidly-evolving multimodal approach.

Carefully Consider Post-Op Bleeding Risk when Treating Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
May 14, 2022

At the current ACMS meeting, Kelsey E. Hirotsu, MD, discussed the bleeding complications seen in patients on ibrutinib for CLL.

Seconds Matter: A Pearl for Improving Communication During Surgery
May 13, 2022

Presenters highlight the possible solutions to communication between the scrubbed-in surgery team and outside help that could save time.

Improvement Needed in Immediate Access to VA Skin Cancer Care in Midwest, East Coast
May 13, 2022

In a presentation at the current American College of Mohs Surgery meeting, Jennifer G. Powers, MD, highlights the needed improvement for immediate access to skin cancer care for VA patients, noting a 33 day average wait time compared to the VAs optimal goal of 28 days.