Tag: skin cancer

1. Patients with vitiligo had lower risk of having melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) than those without vitiligo. 2. Patients with vitiligo who had undergone UV phototherapy had an increased incidence of melanoma and NMSCs compared to patients with vitiligo who had not received phototherapy. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) displayed differing environmental and demographic etiologies, but development of both cancers were correlated with higher ambient ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels.  2. Statistical models may accurately predict the incidence of SCCs and BCCs based on age group, sex, and ambient UVR.  Evidence...
1. Both itch (36.9%) and pain (28.2%) were highly prevalent in skin cancers.  2. Intensity of both pain and itch associated with degree of inflammation and prevalence of eosinophils, though intensity of pain also associated with factors that conveyed deeper processes.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study...
1. Patients with pigmented skin lesions demanded more screening visits than the recommended amount in pigmented lesion clinics (PLCs).  2. The highest percentages of follow-up requests were associated with patients who had diagnoses of Spitz nevi and atypical nevus syndrome.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Diagnoses of skin cancers such...
1. Compared with disease-free controls, a higher proportion of participants with early-onset basal cell carcinoma (BCC) used tanning lamps early in life. 2. Participants exposed to indoor tanning at younger ages had progressively higher odds of developing early-onset BCC. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Exposure to UV radiation is the...
Image: PD  1. The new sterilization guidelines for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) showed no significant changes in rates of surgical infection for the treatment of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Skin surgery has a relatively low rate of infection (1-3%)...
Image: PD  1. In men 50 years or older, video-based skin awareness material correlated with higher rates of whole-body clinical skin examinations and skin cancer diagnosis.  Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Early-detection and removal of melanoma lowers morbidity and mortality rates. Some studies have shown that skin examination screening may offer...
Image: PD              1. Combination therapy of nivolumab and ipilimumab achieved rapid and deep tumor regression in a subset of metastatic melanoma patients. 2. The therapy is associated with significant side effects that are comparable to monotherapies. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study suggests that...
Image: PD 1. The incidence of melanoma in children and adolescents increased at an annual rate of 2.0% per year from 1973-2009.   2. Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) exposure was not considered the primary contributing factor in the rise in melanoma cases as melanoma incidence rates increased significantly in low UV-B exposure areas in...