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Check Yourself!

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The difference between a mole and melanoma explained

Friday, January 16, 2015 – WOMEN’S DAY

With the number of skin cancer cases on the rise, awareness, sun safety and early detection remain vital.
Despite growing awareness of sun safety, cases of skin cancer continue to rise with the disease now affecting two in three people under 70 – people aged 50+ particularly at risk.… Read the rest

Surgeon General CALL TO ACTION

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Sun Savvy Traveler

Lucky enough to be heading to warmer climates this winter?
Stay savvy about the sun.


You may be on vacation, but your skin isn’t.
Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet radiation from the sun — even on such a brief jaunt as a several-day beach vacation — plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer.… Read the rest

Melanoma Risk Assessment

Sun exposure, family history guide risk assessment for melanoma screening
April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Several factors can help better define individuals at high risk for melanoma, according to a presenter at the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies meeting.… Read the rest

New Therapies Raise Hope

Washington Post: (February 17, 2014)
New therapies raise hope for a breakthrough in tackling cancer

By Arthur Allen, Published: February 17 E-mail the writer


In the summer of 2012, a year after his wife had died of lung cancer, Michael Harris scraped open an old mole on his back and it would not stop bleeding.… Read the rest

Vemurafenib Comination Effective in Advanced BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Encouraging Data:
OncLive: Silas Inman
Published Online: Wednesday, May 7, 201
The combination of the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib (Zelboraf) with the investigational MEK inhibitor cobimetinib (GDC-0973) demonstrated a 13.7-month median progression-free survival (PFS) and an overall response rate (ORR) of 87% in treatment-naïve patients with BRAFV600 mutation-positive metastatic melanoma, according to phase Ib results presented at the 10th European Association of Dermato Oncology Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania.… Read the rest

Immunotherapy for melanoma

Immunotherapy for melanoma progresses with some interesting response patterns
By: SHARON WORCESTER, Oncology Report Digital Network
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in the area of immunotherapy for the treatment of melanoma, and new agents and combinations continue to emerge, with some interesting response patterns, according to Dr.… Read the rest

Sun Smart Marathoners

Endurance Athletes at high risk for skin cancer and melanoma.
Fall is marathon season! Whether you’re running in Death Valley (December 4), or Honolulu (December 12), you share certain habits: You support your feet with well-fitting sneakers. You keep hydrated. Maybe you wear knee braces or wrap your ankles.… Read the rest

Dana-Farber study

Marker may predict response to ipilimumab in advanced melanoma.
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Full-Body Skin Exam – What to expect

ASK THE EXPERT: What does a full-body exam entail?
 American Academy of Dermatology
By Laurie Jacobson,MD
Laurie Jacobson, MD is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and a member of the American College of Mohs surgery, Dr. Jacobson practices in Seattle, WA.… Read the rest