melanoma

Cutaneous side effects of melanoma drugsDermatologists need “hands on” experience, researchers say at EADV 2017.
Update: Immunotherapeutic options in advanced melanomaAt EADV, Dr. Simone Ribero reviews the latest data on new treatments for advanced melanoma.
Endometriosis and skin cancer: Is there a link?Results of a new prospective cohort study add to existing literature on the association between endometriosis and skin cancer and show that the connection is strongest for melanoma. The findings, published in Cancer Causes and Control, are by researchers from the United States and France.
Melanoma in pregnancy
Melanoma in pregnancyThe controversies revolving around the risks and prognosis associated with melanoma and pregnancy are many and have been a flashpoint for much discussion and debate. While some controversies remain, clarity and consensus has been found among some of the current issues regarding melanoma and pregnancy.
Lymph-node dissection increases rates of regional disease controlLymph-node dissection is not associated with increased melanoma survival. Surgery may be best option to decrease risk for recurrence. A positive sentinel node does not automatically lead to complete dissection
Melanoma concernFor melanoma, patient and physician education is key. Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation in darker skin effective. Teledermatology could replace office visits in this underserved population.
Quiz: Acral lentiginous melanomaIn this installment of our melanoma case studies series, we focus on factors associated with acral lentiginous melanoma.
Superficial spreading in lentigo maligna
Superficial spreading in lentigo malignaA 61-year-old white female with a past medical history of atrial fibrillation presents with a brown spot on her right ear of unknown duration. What wouldn’t you do during the first office visit?
Melanoma quiz:  Diagnosis, differential and black patches
Melanoma quiz: Diagnosis, differential and black patches71-year-old Caucasian woman presents with an asymptomatic 4 cm x 2.5 cm black patch.
The many faces of melanoma
The many faces of melanomaBeginning this week, we will publish a series of case studies and quizzes on the subtypes and features of melanoma.