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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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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dermtech’s Noninvasive Melanoma Screen Improves Care, Lowers Cost

New research shows that DermTech’s Pigmented Lesion Assay (PLA) reduces cost while improving the care of patients with primary pigmented skin lesions suggestive of melanoma. The research appears…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Older Melanoma Patients May Have Better Response to Immune Checkpoint Blockade Therapy

Patient age correlates with response to immunotherapy in melanoma, and depleting regulatory T cells in young patients may have a therapeutic potential to enhance response in younger patients, accordin…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Greater Skin Cancer Risk Seen in U.S. Military Personnel

U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer than the general population, according to a review of nine published studies in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JADD)…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

AAD Awards 26 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has awarded Shade Structure grants to 26 schools and nonprofit organizations across the country. The AAD awarded its 2018 AAD Shade Structure grants to the…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Study: Derms More Likely than PAs to Catch Early Skin Cancer

Physician assistants may be more likely than dermatologists to perform unnecessary skin biopsies to check for cancer and are less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers, according…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Using Anti-PD-1 Therapy Pre-Surgery in Melanoma Patients Can Identify Those Most Likely to Benefit

Shifting use of anti-PD-1 drugs to before surgery may provide clues about which patients will benefit and which may be at increased risk for recurrence, according to new research out of the Abramson C…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SkylineDx and Mayo Clinic To Collaborate on Development of Diagnostic Tests for Melanoma

SkylineDx  and Mayo Clinic are working together to develop novel diagnostic tests which will improve clinical decision making for melanoma patients. SkylineDx will help Mayo Clinic to optimize…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Research Explains Why Women Who Have Been Pregnant Have Better Melanoma Outcomes

For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better outcomes after a melanoma diagnosis. Now, a research team from Perelman School of Medicine at the Univer…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Desmoplastic Melanoma May Be Highly Responsive to Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Therapies

Patients with desmoplastic melanoma are more responsive to immune-activating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies than previously assumed, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report in the Jan. 10 issue of Nature.…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AI in Action: New Machine Learning Technique May Enhance Computer-aided Diagnosis of Melanoma

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science  have developed a technique using machine learning -- a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

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

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

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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