While rare, these findings illustrate the importance of early biopsy and diagnosis.

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News
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a draft statement on the use of behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of skin cancer.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Researchers recently examined how tracing a 2-mm margin around a suspicious mole can impact the need for future surgeries.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Recent research examined survival rates in patients with advanced melanoma who were treated with combination therapy.
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Friday, September 1, 2017
Reported rates of nevus-associated melanoma have varied significantly since the 1940s. Researchers recently examined nevus-associated melanomas in patients.

Research in Review

Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 20% 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) (Levulan Kerastick, DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) received FDA clearance in 1999 for the treatment of non-hypertrophic actinic keratoses (AKs) of the face and scalp.
Research in Review
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Patient: A 21-year-old Caucasian woman presenting for Mohs surgery and subsequent repair for biopsy-proven morpheaform basal cell carcinoma on nasal ala. Treatment Issues: Using a modified bilobed flap with cartilage strut for repair of a deep surgical defect on nasal ala. Resection of a large tumor near the alar rim may result in both functional and aesthetic concerns. First, alar collapse during the inspiratory phase of breathing can occur. This is especially true for older patients, in whom stretching of the fibrous at