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The United States Lymphoma Consortium released recommendations for the treatment of patients with cutaneous lymphoma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released an advisory statement on the management of non-melanoma skin cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hispanic patients tend to develop melanoma at a younger age with more regional involvement. Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD, notes how cultural and regional differences may play a role in the progression of melanoma.
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Findings from a recent study suggest people may not have to reapply an 80-minute water resistant sunscreen at least every 2 hours for optimal sun protection.
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Two cross-sectional studies, published in JAMA Dermatology, showed certain sexual and gender minority populations had a higher prevalence for lifetime skin cancer, highlighting the need for sun protective patient education in these populations.
Features
Justin Creel, MD, Blake Boudreaux, MS-IV, Haley Harrington, MS-III
Early detection of melanoma could reduce years of life lost per death and improve patient outcomes. The authors compare the advantages and limitations of two methods, reflectance confocal microscopy and noninvasive genomic analysis, as alternatives to the traditional biopsy.
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Findings from a recent study showed mercury exposure was associated with an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.
Derm Q&A
Although Mohs micrographic surgery is considered standard treatment for several skin cancers, it is not necessarily the best appropriate for every situation. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Dr Sailesh Konda and Dr Vishal Patel discussed considerations for when and when not to perform Mohs surgery.
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Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Results of a recent randomized clinical trial have shown systemic absorption of several sunscreen active ingredients. Despite the findings, sunscreen still plays an important role in skin care. Dermatologists should continue to counsel patients on the importance of sunscreen use.
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Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
The American Society for Radiation Oncology created guidelines for the use of radiation therapy for the treatment of basal cell and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas in patients who are contraindicated or do not want surgery. Corresponding author Dr Anna Likhacheva discussed these guidelines with The Dermatologist.
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