New era looming MCC treatment Immune checkpoint inhibitors are providing rapid and durable responses for patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. Diagnosing melanoma January 18, 2017 By John Jesitus Newer 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’ terms January 04, 2017 By Lisette Hilton You 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 threat January 04, 2017 By Lisette Hilton Melanoma’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. Top 5 of 2016: Skin Cancer December 12, 2016 This year has seen many advancements in skin cancer including progress made in research, awareness, and prevention. These are the top 5 skin cancer of 2016 from Dermatology Times. World-wide skin cancer epidemiology November 30, 2016 By Ilya Petrou M.D The incidence of melanoma appears to be on the rise except for that observed in the younger population, underscoring a positive trend and hope for the fight against skin cancer. Research looks at melanocyte role in tumor formation November 08, 2016 By Bob Kronemyer While melanocytes have strong mechanisms for repair, those in individuals with certain risk factors may carry impaired repair responses. Studies have begun to examine melanocytes in patients at risk for developing melanoma with the hope of developing strategies for preventing deadly tumors. Update on advanced basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatment Despite increased insight on skin cancer risk factors, the incidence continues to rise worldwide. This review article summarizes new treatment options available, which help to redefine and expand the diagnosis of advanced BCC and allow dermatologists to offer more effective therapy to a broader population. Clinical acumen key for identifying pediatric melanoma Experts discuss diagnosis and management of pediatric melanoma, including the latest developments in genetic tools and indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy. Clinical stage at diagnosis could affect melanoma survival September 07, 2016 By Paul Nicolaus NYU researchers suggest a difference in the tumor progression of stage IV melanoma patients based on the initial clinical stage at original diagnosis.