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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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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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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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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, American Academy of Dermatology, Melanoma

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

Less than one-third of melanomas (29 percent) arose from an existing mole, while the vast majority (71 percent) appeared on the skin as new spots, according to research in the Journal of the American …

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Melanoma

Protea Expands Clinical Study for New Melanoma Test

Protea Biosciences Group, Inc. is expanding its clinical research study for their new molecular imaging test for the differential diagnosis of malignant melanoma. The study has now surpassed 250 pa…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Congratulations: American Skin Association Announces 2017 Research Scholar Awards and Research Grants

And the winners are … The American Skin Association (ASA) research scholar awards and research grants are: ASA Carson Research Scholar Award in Psoriasis Cory L. Simpson, MD, PhD Un…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Melanoma Incidence, Mortality On The Rise

Melanoma incidence and mortality is on the rise, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Dermatology. An estimated 76,380 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2016, and…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Study: Partner-Assisted Skin Self-Exams for Melanoma Don't Cause Embarrassment

Patients with melanoma may benefit from having their partners help to examine their skin for new skin cancers, and this does not cause embarrassment or discomfort for the patient or partner, finds a n…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Precision Medicine in Action: Clinical Features May Help ID High Risk Melanoma Patients

Zeroing in on an individual’s risk factors for melanoma can help identify high-risk patients who may benefit from increased surveillance, new research suggests. Caroline G. Watts, M.P.H., of …

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Monday, July 11, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

Study: Primary Care Melanoma Screening Does Not Lead to Overtreatment

Melanoma screening in primary care practice does not lead to overtreatment, new research suggests. In the new study, primary care providers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center system rec…

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Thursday, May 05, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Melanoma

ASDS: Skin Cancer Treatments Among Most Frequently Performed Procedures in 2015

Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medical and cosmetic procedures in 2015 -- up 5 percent since 2014 and 27 percent since 2012, according to the 2015 American Society for Dermatologi…

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Monday, January 25, 2016 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

New Web Tool May Curb Indoor Tanning Use Among Coeds

A web-based intervention that taps into indoor tanning users’ perceptions about the value of tanning may help curb tanning bed use among young females, suggests research out of Rutgers Cancer In…

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