skin cancer

World-wide skin cancer epidemiologyThe 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.
Update on advanced basal cell carcinoma diagnosis and treatmentDespite 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 melanomaExperts discuss diagnosis and management of pediatric melanoma, including the latest developments in genetic tools and indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy.
CeraVe sun protection products earn recommendation sealsCeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 and CeraVe Sunscreen SPF 50 for Face (both by Valeant Pharmaceuticals) have been awarded Skin Cancer Foundation seals.
Best practices for treating severe sun damageThe goal of treatment for severely sun-damaged patients’ lesions is field therapy, which not only treats what dermatologists see, but also subclinical disease.
New target could predict melanomaNew information could eventually help identify a high-risk population before they get cancer — even prevent skin cancer’s onset.
First do no Mohs harmAn expert advises evaluating each patient’s surrounding circumstances when determining whether Mohs surgery is indicated.
How to weigh benefit of Moh'sMohs surgery experts advise when Mohs is and isn’t optimal skin cancer treatment.
EWG releases 2016 sunscreen recommendationsEWG, which focuses on consumer and environmental health, claims that 72 percent of 750 available sunscreens the group evaluated offer inferior protection or contain ingredients that could harm skin. Some pediatric dermatologists weigh in.
Scientists gain new insight into UV-exposure geneticsXeroderma pigmentosum is a rare disease that leads to early skin cancer. New insights may lead to better prevention and survival for patients, as well as point to ways that UV-resistant gene functions could be used for skin cancer prevention and treatment.