Learn about the most important surgical and medical advancements in skin cancer treatments as they developed over time.
Molecular assays have been proven to assist in the diagnosis and prognosis of malignant melanoma. One expert expects that these molecular assays will play a central role in the future treatment and management of malignant melanoma.
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
The cutaneous side effects of targeted therapies and immunotherapy for melanoma can complicate treatment and become a burden to patients. Dermatologists must aggressively address these side effects for a more ideal management and better quality of life for their melanoma patients.
In this table, we highlight frequently asked questions about the staging, treatment and surveillance of early-stage melanoma.
A recent study investigating the association between dietary fat intake and the development of skin cancers found polyunsaturated fat intake especially omega-6 fat to be modestly and consistently associated with skin cancer risk.
A recent study suggests that genes such as ERBB2, KIT, FGFR3, and RET might be relevant in the treatment of individual patients with cutaneous melanoma.
Cell-free circulating DNA (cfDNA) can provide a useful snapshot of the BRAF and NRAS genotype of melanoma patients’ tumor tissue and act as a useful surrogate to assessing tissue biopsies for the markers, a recent study suggests.
What is a life worth? Does it come down to dollars and cents? A recent study examines these questions in light of current and projected costs of melanoma treatment.
Patients that schedule regular mammograms could easily be encouraged to screen for melanoma via self-skin examination when given instructions at their breast cancer screenings, according to a recent study. This type of intervention program could be an effective strategy to increase skin cancer awareness.