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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

LEO, PellePharm Form Collaboration Focused on Innovation

A new strategic development and commercialization collaboration between LEO Pharma and PellePharm is intended to address unmet medical needs across various skin diseases with no approved treatments, t…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Study Highlights Unique Characteristics of Melanoma Patients Who Use Tanning Beds

Younger individuals and females are more likely to use tanning beds, and as a result they tend to develop melanoma earlier, according to new research published in the December issue of the Journal of …

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

AAD Releases New Melanoma Guidelines

As National Healthy Skin Month begins, the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) new melanoma guidelines shed light on risk of melanoma prognosis during pregnancy, the role of formal gene…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Skin Cancer Foundation: Champions for Change Gala Raises $600,000

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s 22nd annual Gala raised $600,000 to support the organization’s educational campaigns, community programs, and research initiatives. More than 400 guests attend…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes Involved in Skin Cancer

Researchers at the Health Sciences department of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) of Castellón, Spain, have identified the genes responsible for sun sensitivity and skin cancer vulnerability. The …

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pennsylvania Passes SUNucate, Allowing Sunscreen Use and Protective Clothing at School

Pennsylvania became the 17th state to allow children to possess and apply sunscreen at school. Governor Tom Wolf approved HB 1228, a piece of legislation based on American Society for Dermatologic …

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Opdivo Plus Yervoy Demonstrates Durable Four-Year Survival Benefits in Advanced Melanoma

Four-year data from the Phase 3 CheckMate-067 clinical trial -- the longest follow-up to date -- continue to demonstrate durable, long-term survival benefits with the first-line combination of Op…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

FDA Approves Regeneron's Libtayo, First Treatment for Metastatic or Locally Advanced SCC

Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) injection (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)  is now FDA-approved for intravenous use for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma…

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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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