Common Skin Cancer Symptoms

by General Dermatology

Skin Cancer Facts Skin Cancers To Be Aware Of Include: Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Cancer Melanoma – Most Dangerous Melanoma Skin Cancer Signs Asymmetry Borders Color Diameter Evolving

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Vanessa Latimer melanoma recovery story

by Melanoma Treatment

Vanessa Latimers personal story published on aad.org I grew up in small town Idaho where life revolves around the Great Outdoors. Any and all free time my family had was spent pursuing activities outside; and that passion for nature, fresh air, and sunshine will forever be ingrained in my being. I also naturally excelled at athletics. […]

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Melanoma Treatment in Idaho Falls

by Melanoma Treatment

There are many different types of melanoma. To know how best to treat the melanoma, your dermatologist will determine which kind you have and what steps should be taken for your optimal treatment. 4 Main Types of Melanoma Superficial spreading melanoma Nodular melanoma Lentigo maligna melanoma Acral lentiginous melanoma Source:http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma/types-of-melanoma Melanoma Detection It’s always good to […]

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Researchers found that men who took Viagra were 84% more likely to develop melanoma when compared to those who did not take the drug. Dr. Abrar Qureshi, professor and chair of the dermatology department in the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, said because this was an early study no one is saying to […]

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ASCO: Herpes-Derived Tx for Melanoma?

by Melanoma Treatment

Intralesional injection of an oncolytic therapy significantly increased the durable response rate in advanced melanoma compared with a control therapy, according to results of a randomized trial. Patients treated with the virus-derived talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) had a 16.3% rate of durable responses, defined as partial or complete response maintained for at least 6 months. That […]

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GSK Melanoma Drugs Add to Tally of U.S. Drug Approvals

by Melanoma Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light to Tafinlar and Mekinist late on Wednesday, bringing the tally of new drugs approved by the U.S. agency so far this year to 13, compared with 11 at the same stage in 2012. After 39 FDA approvals last year – a record only beaten in […]

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Schumer Asks FDA To Approve More Effective Sunscreens

by Melanoma Treatment

With summer around the corner, and more warm weather pushing more people to enjoy the outdoors, Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to approve more effective sunscreens. Schumer said the United States is behind the rest of the world when it comes to using sunscreens with long-range UVA filters, which […]

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Melanoma Drugs Extend Life For Some Patients

by Melanoma Treatment

Researchers will present studies of three promising melanoma therapies today, part of a wave of new treatments for the most aggressive forms of the disease. None of the new therapies are cures for melanoma. But a fraction of patients see rapid improvement in their condition, with dramatic shrinkage of their tumors, says F. Stephen Hodi, […]

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GMA, TODAY, Dr. Oz, Others Help Mark Melanoma Monday

by General Dermatology

The Academy kicked off another Skin Cancer Awareness Month with a very successful SPOT Orange™ on Melanoma Monday® campaign on Monday, May 6 thanks to the collaborative efforts of Academy members and staff. As you know, the Academy has encouraged its members, the media, and the public to SPOT Orange™ on Melanoma Monday®. Responding to […]

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