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Aug
07
2014

New Device May Change Diagnoses and Treatment of Melanoma

New Device May Change Diagnoses and Treatment of Melanoma

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.

Aug
06
2014

Three-in-one Optical Skin Cancer Probe in Clinical Trials

Three-in-one Optical Skin Cancer Probe in Clinical Trials

Researchers from the University of Texas have now developed a probe that combines into one device three unique ways of using light to measure the properties of skin tissue and detect cancer.

Jul
31
2014

DNA Repair Mechanisms and the Skin

DNA Repair Mechanisms and the Skin
By: Michael Q. Pugliese and Peter T. Pugliese, MD

Learn more about how DNA damage manifests in the skin, as well as tactics for treatment and prevention.

Jul
31
2014

Pain & Itch—Signs of Skin Cancer?

Pain & Itch

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help physicians decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study

Jul
28
2014

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

Skin Cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Jul
21
2014

Early-career Physicians Awarded Half a Million Dollars to Study Psoriatic Disease

National Psoriasis Foundation

Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis.

Jul
18
2014

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure.

Jul
16
2014

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Jul
10
2014

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation plans to cut in half the number of people who say psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are a problem in their daily lives as part of its new five-year strategic plan.

Jul
10
2014

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Women with long-term high blood pressure appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis.