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

ASDS Honors Top Choose Skin Health Skin Cancer Screeners

 The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) honored the top screeners in its nationally-recognized Choose Skin Health free skin cancer screening program. Currently in its seventh yea…

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

Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, Wins ASDS Award for Outstanding Service

Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, of Stamford, Connecticut, took home the 2017 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), Award for Outstanding Service. The ASDS Award for Outstanding Service was i…

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

Five ASDS Members Receive President’s Awards at Annual Meeting

Five members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) received President’s Awards for their contributions to the Society and dermatologic specialty at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeting…

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Medicaid Patients May Receive Less Timely Melanoma Surgery

Delays in melanoma surgery may vary by insurance type, according to research in JAMA Dermatology. While Medicaid patients had the highest likelihood of delays, significant proportions of Medicare a…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates

Update from DFB Soria on Enrollment in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Nanoparticle Paclitaxel Ointment for AK

DFB Soria, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical development company, and an affiliate of NanOlogy™, completed the second of four patient cohorts enrolled in a Phase 2 actinic keratosis (AK) clin…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

New Label Reflects Sustained Response for Sun Pharma’s Odomzo in BCC

Sun Pharma’s new Odomzo® (Sonidegib) label incorporates long-term data showing sustained duration of response of 26 months in treatment of locally advanced basal cell carcinoma. Odom…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

FDA Accepts NDAs for Review of Binimetinib And Encorafenib for Advanced BRAF-mutant Melanoma

The FDA has accepted Array BioPharma's New Drug Applications (NDAs) to support use of the combination of binimetinib 45 mg twice daily and encorafenib 450 mg once daily (COMBO450) for the treatmen…

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Friday, September 08, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Regeneron, Sanofi

Cemiplimab Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation status to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi's cemiplimab (REGN2810) for the treatment of adults with metastatic cutaneous squamou…

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Thursday, September 07, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Link Found Between a Molecular Driver of Melanoma Progression and Novel Therapeutic Agent

Research linking autophagy with the Wnt signaling pathway, a key regulator of melanoma progression and metastasis, may guide effective use of autophagy inhibitors. The findings appear online in Can…

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