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.
Neelam Vashi, M.D., FAAD, discusses the publication of her cross-sectional survey in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology regarding how different racial and ethnic groups possess various levels of melanoma awareness.
With an estimated 5-year survival rate of 50% and an ongoing issue of resistance, next steps with immunotherapy in melanoma will focus on stratifying patients, personalizing therapy, and refining localized regimens.
Researchers conducted a critical appraisal of a systematic review of six different smartphone apps and found little evidence that they are effective in self-monitoring or skin cancer detection, according to a recent study.
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.
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.
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.
A new descriptor may help providers to differentiate melanoma from benign lesions, says authors of a recent study.
A recent survey shows that many consumers are confused about sunscreen labeling claims regarding sun protection factor (SPF), allergenicity and other features.
Novartis announces their phase 3 study investigating spartalizumab (PDR001) in combination with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) failed to meet its primary endpoint.