Expert Perspectives


Advances in imaging may help gather more datasets on tumor development from a single experiment.

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Software helps expedite access to dermatology appointments.

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Frozen primary tumor samples will allow researchers to track lesions as they evolve and better understand the characteristics and biomarkers that distinguish aggressive melanomas.

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There is room for improvement in dermatology palliative care; training can help providers raise that standard.

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

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Specifying histologic subtypes can drive better outcomes for patients and improve research.

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Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, gives the details on sun protective clothing, including how it doesn't need to break the bank, how to test how protective clothing is, and a hat might be the most important piece of sun protection.

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Scientists from Mount Sinai have reported that a mutation of the ARID2 gene may be a key factor in the risk of melanoma turning metastatic.

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Merck announced that pembrolizumab led to significant improvement in distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) compared to placebo as adjuvant therapy for patients with resected stage IIB and IIC melanoma in the phase 3 KEYNOTE-716 trial.

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Skin cancer dermoscopy is getting a hightech overhaul as the scope of innovation broadens from a singular focus on the stand-alone product to the development of a comprehensive medical, patient care, and workflow management platform.

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