Skin Cancer

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Short intervention associated with more sunscreen use, improved patient satisfaction.

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

Less than a year following the initial direct-to-tumor vaccine injection, all treated tumors disappeared.

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

10 autoantibody biomarkers together display high sensitivity, specificity.

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

Skin Cancer Education May Improve Sun Protection Practices Among Organ Transplant Recipients

The use of multiple sun protection measures was defined as the use of 2 or more of these measures more than 50% of the time when the individual was outdoors.

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

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Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

Smartphone App Effectively Teaches Visual Diagnosis of Melanoma

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A smartphone application is a more effective learning tool for accurately diagnosing melanoma compared with traditional, rule-based methods.

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Ineffective "Sunscreen Pills"

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Alternative sun protection products, including pills and dietary supplements, are misleading consumers through false marketing and advertising.

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Long-Term Survival and Health Outcomes

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Long-Term Survival and Health Outcomes

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Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Chronic Aspirin Exposure Linked to Melanoma Risk in Males

Chronic Aspirin Exposure Linked to Melanoma Risk in Males

Significantly increased risk of malignant melanoma in males, but not females, on once-daily aspirin

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

PAs Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma Compared With Dermatologists

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Compared with dermatologists, physician assistants perform more skin biopsies but detect fewer melanomas.

Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention: USPSTF Updated Recommendations

Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention: USPSTF Updated Recommendations

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The USPSTF has updated both the 2012 recommendation on behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of skin cancer and the 2009 recommendation on screening for skin cancer with skin self-examination.

Guidelines for basal, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma management

Guidelines for basal, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma management

Guidelines were provided for basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Patients with atopic dermatitis may have a greater risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.

Oxybenzone in lotion linked to dermatological, environmental toxicity

Oxybenzone in lotion linked to dermatological, environmental toxicity

Oxybenzone, found in sunscreens and other products, has harmful dermatological and environmental effects.

USPSTF recommends skin cancer prevention care to begin at age 6 months

USPSTF recommends skin cancer prevention care to begin at age 6 months

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The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on skin cancer counseling and self-examination for adults with fair skin.

Routine primary care screening improves detection of melanomas

Routine primary care screening improves detection of melanomas

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Primary care screening can help patients avoid the need for more aggressive therapy and potentially save lives.

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

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More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Learn about nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, including how to diagnose and manage this genetic condition.

Blood test may improve advanced melanoma tracking

Blood test may improve advanced melanoma tracking

A new blood test assesses levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with unresectable stage IIIC/IV melanoma.

Evidence lacking to assess benefits/harm of visual skin cancer screening

Evidence lacking to assess benefits/harm of visual skin cancer screening

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The USPTF has determined that there is insufficient evidence for the harms and benefits of visual skin cancer screening.

Skin checks in the emergency department

Skin checks in the emergency department

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Performing skin checks during other procedures can identify abnormalities that would otherwise be overlooked.

Laser technique accurately identifies melanoma

Laser technique accurately identifies melanoma

A non-invasive laser test can accurately identify melanoma with 100% accuracy.

Fewer moles linked to more aggressive melanoma

Fewer moles linked to more aggressive melanoma

Many moles increases melanoma risk, but fewer moles are linked to more aggressive forms of melanoma.

Hazardous sunburn art trend popular on social media

Hazardous sunburn art trend popular on social media

Clinicians should warn patients about the dangers of sunburn and discourage this new trend.

Beach medicine pearls (and seashell lacerations)

Beach medicine pearls (and seashell lacerations)

Fun at the beach exposes children and adults to a number of hazards—some avoidable, such as sunburn, and some less so.

Lifestyle, not ED medication, raises melanoma risk

Lifestyle, not ED medication, raises melanoma risk

Men who took erectile dysfunction medication had increased risk for melanoma, but it is probably due to lifestyle factors.

Presence, pain intensity, itch may be signs of skin cancer

Presence, pain intensity, itch may be signs of skin cancer

The prevalence of itch was 36.9%, and the prevalence of pain was 28.2% across all skin cancer, but these symptoms were mainly absent in melanomas

The two most common forms of skin cancer

The two most common forms of skin cancer

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The start of the "sun-worshipping season" is a good time to review the primary-care basics of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.

Melanoma risk up in those with IBD

Melanoma risk up in those with IBD

Meta-analysis based on cohort studies finds link between IBD and increased risk for developing melanoma.

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