Consumers who use smartphone applications to analyze suspicious lesions or moles are at risk of having inaccurate diagnoses and delayed treatments, results of a new study indicate.
Intermittent dosing of vemurafenib extended the lives of lab mice with drug-resistant melanoma tumors, according to results of an international study.
The decision to perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with melanoma requires considering many factors, including the patient’s input, says Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, M.D.
Imiquimod shows promise for treating cases of melanoma in situ that aren’t amenable to surgery, and for other off-label indications such as metastatic melanoma, says M. Shane Chapman, M.D.
Exposure to ultraviolet nail lamps does not increase the risk of developing skin cancer, a recent study indicates.
High-tech imaging modalities are helpful in detecting metastatic neural spread of tumors, a process known as perineural spread (PNS), and thus can be instrumental in better managing the patient, says Barton Lane, M.D.
Despite the number of currently available options for the treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs), dermatologists are still challenged by the occasional patient with widespread lesions refractory to multiple modalities.