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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Harnessing the Power of Social Media: One Viral Post Can Generate Tons of Skin Cancer Awareness

You don’t have to be a celebrity to give voice to a public health concern on social media. Just one person can generate awareness about skin cancer -- when his or her post and picture is shar…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com

Almirall and Athenex Form Strategic Partnership for Treatment of AKs

Almirall, S.A and Athenex, Inc. recently formed a partnership to further develop and commercialize KX2-391 for the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) and other skin conditions. Subject to the term…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

AI in Action: New Machine Learning Technique May Enhance Computer-aided Diagnosis of Melanoma

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science  have developed a technique using machine learning -- a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Valeant NJ

Ortho Dermatologics Announces Aspire Higher Scholarship Honorees

Ortho Dermatologics announced the nine recipients of the Aspire Higher Scholarship program, which honors the achievements of applicants or current attendees of an accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-y…

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com

DermTech Adds Dr. Harold Rabinovitz to Scientific Advisory Board

DermTech, Inc., appointed Harold Rabinovitz, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Rabinovitz is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a voluntary Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of M…

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Friday, November 03, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Sensus Healthcare Launches SRT-100 for Keloid Prevention and Treatment in China

Sensus Healthcare, Inc. launched the SRT-100™ in China for the treatment and prevention of keloids with Chindex Medical Limited. Sensus also announced the extension of its exclusive distribut…

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Friday, November 03, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Gut Microbiome May Affect How Metastatic Melanoma Responds to Immunotherapy

The gut microbiome can influence how metastatic melanoma responds to immunotherapy, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Science. Patients w…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Understanding How and When UV Rays Cause Melanomas

When melanocyte stem cells accumulate a sufficient number of genetic mutations, they can become the cells where melanomas originate, Cornell University researchers report. Under normal conditions, …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Study: Risk of Indoor Tanning Dependency Highest in Women with Depressive Symptoms

More than one in five young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year show signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. I…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Academy of Dermatology

Timing of Melanoma Diagnosis, Treatment Can Mean Life or Death

The sooner melanoma patients are treated, the better their survival, particularly for stage I melanoma, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic. The research appears online today in the …

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com

FDA Clears Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System

Xstrahl has received FDA 510K clearance for the marketing of its latest skin cancer therapy device. The Photoelectric Therapy System is a compact and ergonomic superficial X-Ray therapy system operati…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, PracticalDermatology.com

Biofrontera Appoints Jeffrey Holm as VP of Marketing

   Biofrontera AG, which specializes in the treatment of sun-induced skin cancer, has appointmented Jeffrey Holm as Vice President of Marketing, to further strengthen its U…

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Monday, October 09, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

And the ASDS Stegman Award Goes to … Susan H. Weinkle, MD

Bradenton, FL-based dermatologist Susan H. Weinkle, MD received the Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service at The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) 2017 Annual Meet…

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Friday, October 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grants Awarded

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) awarded a total of $96,669 to eight new research projects as part of rhe Cutting Edge Research Grant program The program was introduced in 1999 …

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Friday, October 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Meet the ASDSA 2017 State Patient Safety Hero Award Honorees

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) honored the recipients of its 2017 Patient Safety Hero awards at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Aaron Mangold, MD, w…

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