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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

New Criteria Aims to Help Doctors Spot Amelanotic Melanoma Earlier

New research outlines key features linked to amelanotic melanoma. The findings, which appear in JAMA Dermatology, may help improve detection of this type of melanoma, which is more likely to be dia…

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Review Study Suggests Vitamin B3 May Prevent Melanoma

Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) may help stave off melanoma in high-risk individuals, a new review study suggests. “Nicotinamide has been shown in a clinical trial -- called ONTRAC -- to reduce the…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study IDs Risk Factors for Melanoma in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Kidney transplant patients appear to be at a greater risk of developing melanoma than the general population and risk factors include being older, male and white, findings that corroborate results dem…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications

Innovation in Action: Meet the DNA Sunscreen that Gets Better the Longer You Wear It

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a coating made out of DNA that gets better at protecting skin from Ultraviolet light the more you expose it to the sun…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Simulation Techniques Help Medical Students Empathize with Melanoma Patients

Simulation techniques can allow doctors to experience what it feels like to be a melanoma patient. The study, which is led by Queen’s University in Belfast collaboration with researchers from…

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Monday, July 24, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Bristol-Myers Squibb

FDA Expands Approval of Yervoy to Include Pediatric Patients 12 Years and Older with Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

The FDA has expanded the indication for Bristol-Myers Squibb's Yervoy (ipilimumab) injection for intravenous use to now include the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in pediatr…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

DermTech Secures Billing Codes for its Proprietary Melanoma Test

The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted DermTech, Inc. Category 1, Tier 2 Molecular Pathology procedure codes related to its proprietary test for the detection of melanoma related gene expr…

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Tomatoes May Slash Skin Cancer Risk

Daily tomato consumption may cut skin cancer risk in half, according to a new study in mice. The Ohio State University researchers report their findings online in the journal Scientific Reports. …

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, PracticalDermatology.com

Array BioPharma Submits NDAs for Binimetinib and Encorafenib in Advanced Melanoma

Array BioPharma submitted two New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the combination of binimetinib 45 mg twice daily and encorafenib 450 mg once da…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Congrats! ASDSA SUNucate Initiative Named Power of A Gold Award Winner

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) received a Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its SUNucate initiative. SUNucate l…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, PracticalDermatology.com

FDA Approves SciBase's Nevisense for Melanoma Detection

The FDA has approved the Scibase Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for Nevisense, a device for the early detection of malignant melanoma. According to the letter from the FDA the device is intended for use on…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Neutrogena

Survey: Despite Knowledge, Parents Don’t Drive Kids’ Sunscreen Use

According to a new Neutrogena Survey conducted online by Harris Poll, more than 4 in 5 parents of children under 18 years old say their children do not wear sunscreen on a daily basis -- despite over…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Bayer, Skin Cancer Foundation

Coppertone Whips Up Excitement About New Sunscreen Line

Coppertone is going all out to launch their new Whipped line, available in both CLEARLYSheer® and WaterBABIES® Pure & Simple formulas, including partnering with beauty influencers and the …

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Game Change: New Handheld Tissue Scanner Can See Below Surface of Skin in Psoriasis

A new handheld tissue scanner allows dermatologists to look below the surface of skin in psoriasis patients and can provide clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers a…

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Monday, June 05, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com

Mayo Clinic Data: Two Forms of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise

Two types of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) have increased significantly in recent years, according to a new report in  the June 2017 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Specifically, ther…

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