“We had a cure rate of 96% in patients with squamous cell carcinoma and 98% in patients with basal cell carcinoma, and cosmetic outlook was excellent in 90% of cases,” Dr. Narayana said. “This is a great treatment option compared to surgery.”
“This is the first evidence that commensal viruses could have beneficial health effects both in experimental models and also in humans, and it turns out that this beneficial effect has to do with cancer protection,” said Dr. Shawn Demehri.
“This is the first study of head and neck melanoma in adolescents and young adults in the United States and Canada combined,” Dr. Osazuwa-Peters said.
“While we found a 51 per cent increase in incidence during the last two decades in our study, another important finding is that incidence was greater among males than females, especially among white males.”
“We compared the genetic information of patients treated for BCCs and SCCs to that from 600,000 people without these cancers—which allowed us to identify which genes were different between the two groups,” said the study's senior author, associate professor Stuart MacGregor,
A study of stem cells in the development and life of sebaceous glands has shed new light into how these structures form in the skin, how they are replenished during their operational life, and how certain cancer-inducing mutations impact stem cells in these glands.
“The activity of the MITF gene determines the melanoma cells’ specific characteristics, which are then linked to the disease prognosis. The lower the level of DDX3X protein the patient has in the tumour cell, the more aggressive the disease and the worse the prognosis will be,” said Prof. Göran Jönsson
A peer-to-peer performance evaluation letter successfully convinced U.S. surgeons to reduce the amount of tissue they removed during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for skin cancer, in order to meet a professionally recognized benchmark of good practice.
“Nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma every day,” said board-certified dermatologist and AAD president Dr. George J. Hruza, in the release. “Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV [ultraviolet] rays is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer, and there are many simple things you can do to protect yourself from the sun.”