A recent study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of melanoma diagnoses among dermatologists and physician assistants. For details and the response from the AADA and SDPA, read more.

Case Study

Case Study
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
An 81-year-old white man presented with a pigmented lesion in the right temple area. The patient reported that he had first noted the lesion approximately 7 years ago and that it had very slowly increased in size with time.

FDA Alerts

FDA Alerts
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The FDA has approved a treatment for intravenous use for the adjuvant treatment of patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph nodes or metastatic disease who have undergone complete resection.
FDA Alerts
Friday, November 10, 2017
The FDA has expanded approval of a therapy for anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
FDA Alerts
Monday, July 24, 2017
The US Food and Drug Administration had granted expanded approval of a melanoma drug to include pediatric patients.
FDA Alerts
Friday, March 24, 2017
The FDA recently granted accelerated approval for the treatment of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older, including those who have not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC, a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer.

News

News
Friday, April 20, 2018
A recent study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of melanoma diagnoses among dermatologists and physician assistants. For details and the response from the AADA and SDPA, read more.
News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Researchers investigated whether marital status was associated with early detection of melanoma and the performance of sentinel lymph node biopsy among appropriate patients. For details of the study, read more.
News
Monday, April 9, 2018
Using data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, researchers investigated the rates and factors for skin cancer screening among indoor tanners and nontanners. For details of the study, read more.
News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In light of previous data that indicated a possible association between statin use and skin cancer, researchers recently evaluated data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study in order to investigate this potential relationship further.

Research in Review

Research in Review
Friday, November 24, 2017
This article describes a case with an uncommon and often misdiagnosed clinical presentation.
Research in Review
Monday, September 18, 2017
This case discusses the diagnosis and treatment of an older woman presenting with a large mass on her left cheek.
Research in Review
Monday, May 22, 2017
New funding will allow researchers to expand the scope of their work in skin cancer.  
Research in Review
Friday, September 9, 2016
In this case, a fractional CO2 laser is used in the treatment of multiple basal cell carcinomas in a patient.