Dermatology Times, July 2019 (Vol. 40, No. 7)

Mechanisms driving melanoma immunotherapy

July 18, 2019

Dermatologists should work to gain a better understanding of immunologic pathways as well as the mechanisms of new and evolving immunotherapies, as these are key for understanding many current and emerging melanoma treatments, one expert says.

Studies don’t change sunscreen guidance

July 16, 2019

Sunscreen has been in the news as a recent study found that active ingredients in commercially available sunscreens quickly enter the bloodstream at levels far exceeding the recommended threshold. Still, researchers and physicians are urging Americans to continue using sunscreen, until more is known. These experts explain why.

Is sunscreen hurting the environment?

July 16, 2019

Some chemicals in over-the-counter sunscreens may impair marine life, says the National Ocean Service. As a result, they are recommending people choose sunscreens without these chemicals ingredients.

The case for hackathons in dermatology

July 02, 2019

A central goal of Hacking Dermatology, one of the first ever dermatology-focused hackathons, is to build a community of people interested in collaborating to improve the current standards of care for patients with skin disease. Learn how to get involved in this article.

Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of Dermatology Times

July 01, 2019

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Dermatology Times, we asked our Editorial Advisory Board members to reflect on the publication and how the practice of dermatology has changed over the past 40 years. In this article, Dr. Wheeland reviews his years of involvement with the Dermatology Times and what has happened in the dermatologic surgery world over those same years.

Study examines port-wine stain treatment in infants

June 27, 2019

Pulsed dye laser (PDL) is widely accepted as the gold standard treatment of port-wine stains (PWS), but how early can you begin treating infants with PWS? According to this expert and a recent study, the sooner the better. 

Does FDA have jurisdiction over my comments?

June 26, 2019

The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to ensure that drug/device promotion is not false and/or misleading. But does that mean the FDA can regulate physician comments on drugs and devices? Dr. Goldberg provides his insight in this month's Legal Eagle column.

Psychodermatology: Where the skin and mind meet

June 26, 2019

This article is the first of our series on psychodermatology from Gina M. Caputo, D.O. In it, she highlights the prevalence of emotional disorders in patients with skin diseases, and introduces the four main classifications of psychodermatological disorders.

Self-injection education improves patient confidence, satisfaction

June 17, 2019

Are you training your patients on how to use their self-injectable medications safely and effectively? If not, you may want to start, according to researchers of a recent study, which examined patient behavior surrounding self-injection devices.

Brodalumab effective for psoriasis patients with skin of color

May 23, 2019

Psoriasis patients with skin of color experience psoriasis differently, often reporting worse health related quality of life outcomes compared to their Caucasian peers. Brodalumab may help, suggests a recent study.

The immunology and immunotherapy of melanoma

March 22, 2019

Continued research has led to a variety of melanoma immunotherapy medications, leading to improved survival of melanoma patients. Clinicians should have a firm grasp of the immune mechanisms behind these novel therapies to provide the best advice on treatment and management options of their melanoma patients