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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kuleana Debuts Natural, Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Amid growing concerns that certain sunscreen ingredients are harming coral reefs and marine life, Hawaiian company Kuleana is rolling out a natural sunscreen that is free from oxybenzone and octinoxat…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By the Numbers: The Skin Cancer Foundation's Destination Healthy Skin Initiative Concludes

  With a total of 1,243 free skin cancer screenings to its credit, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer education and screening programDestination: Healthy Skinhas concluded i…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

ASDS 2018 Survey: Patients Spend About $100 Per Month on Skin Care Products

Almost 70 percent of consumers are considering a cosmetic treatment, and more than half would prefer to pay more up front to lower their annual skin care costs, according to the 2018 American Soc…

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Mayo Clinic Doctors Receive Stand Up to Cancer Catalyst Award for Melanoma Research

Mayo Clinic immunologist and medical oncologist Matthew Block, M.D., Ph.D. and surgeon Tina Hieken, M.D., received a Stand up to Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst Award to fund melanoma research and a neoadjuvan…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Skinder App May Help Med Students Spot Skin Cancer

Skinder, a dermatologist-developed app, may help medical students learn to spot skin cancer. Skinder works like the matchmaking app Tinder. But instead of considering pictures of potential dates, s…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Novel Epigenetic Mechanism May Cause Drug Resistance in Melanoma

New research sheds light on epigenetic reason for drug resistance in melanoma, and identifies potential therapies that may prevent such resistance, according to a paper in Nature Communications. …

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Researchers Identify Cause of Aggressive SCCs in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Immune system-related enzymes contribute significantly to the development of aggressive and fatal squamous cell carcinomas early in the life of individuals with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bull…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Melanoma Research Alliance Seeks Proposals, Funding Available

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is soliciting proposals that address the gap in translational science (i.e., turning scientific discoveries into tools and/or treatments for high-risk i…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Special to Practical Dermatology: ACS Chief Medical Officer Sounds Off On Sunscreen Misuse

We are getting it all wrong when it comes to our reliance on sunscreen as the be all and end all protection from skin cancer, says Otis W. Brawley, MD, chief medical and scientific officer for the Ame…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Frequent BCC Linked to Other Cancers

Basal cell carcinoma may increase risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford Univer…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Pulse Biosciences: First Patient Treated in BCC Study

The first patient has been treated in a clinical study to evaluate Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) from Pulse Biosciences, Inc. for the treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). N…

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Almirall to Acquire Allergan’s US Medical Dermatology Unit

Almirall is acquiring a portfolio of five products from Allergan’s Medical Dermatology unit in the United States, conditional to the clearance by the relevant authorities. The portfolio includes…

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Castle Biosciences’ DecisionDx-Melanoma Test Improved AJCC-Based Risk Prediction for Melanoma Recurrence, Metastasis

Castle Biosciences, Inc’s. DecisionDx®-Melanoma test improved risk prediction beyond that using American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) based staging, according to a new study presented at…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Skin Cancer Risk Varies Based on Organ Transplant Patients' Skin Tone

Dermatologists must know how to evaluate organ transplant patients’ unique risk factors for skin cancer and counsel these patients accordingly. “Individuals who receive organ transplant…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

AAD: Research Shows Free Skin Cancer Screenings Can Help Save Lives

Data indicates that American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD's) SPOTme program serves an important need. While skin cancer can be deadly, it is also highly treatable when detected early. In f…

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