cutaneous oncology

Derm sounds alarm about Hispanics and skin cancerDermatologists should be versed and informed about the specific attitudes and lifestyle habits that could be fueling rising skin cancer risk in the Hispanic population, according to dermatologist Maritza I. Perez, M.D.
Key clinical features differentiate nail tumor typesSquamous cell carcinoma often associated with HPV. Surgical excision for four types of tumors is largely successful. Imaging of glomus tumors recommended prior to intervention.
SRT: Technology offers positive benefits and strong cure ratesToday’s SRT technology embodies very small, stable machines. Radiation leaks are not longer a concern. The SRT-100 System serves both an important medical and cosmetic role.
Melanoma staging updatesThe American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th Edition Melanoma Staging System includes important changes pertaining to T1 melanomas. The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) continues to evolve, particularly for thin melanomas. A contemporary international dataset is being applied to develop sophisticated and accurate personalized prognostic tools.
Melanoma staging updatesThe American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th Edition Melanoma Staging System includes important changes .
Skin cancer screenings targeting “right” peopleAbout one third of the more than 118,000 people who received free skin cancer screenings from the AAD’s SPOTme program in 2009 and 2010 indicated they had recently seen a change in the size, shape or color of a mole.
New era looming MCC treatmentImmune checkpoint inhibitors are providing rapid and durable responses for patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.
Diagnosing melanomaNewer tools to help diagnose challenging lesions include combined immunohistochemical stains and a growing array of genetic tests, one of which has shown the potential to gauge metastatic risk.
Motivating teens not to tan, on teens’ termsYou might be surprised about what researchers have uncovered about why teens tan. Having a better understanding of their motives, could help you help them.
Responding to melanoma’s growing threatMelanoma’s burden is increasing and the rising rates cannot simply be attributed to increased disease detection, according to a research letter published last month in JAMA Dermatology.