Overall survival decreased in patients waiting longer than 90 days for surgical treatment, regardless of stage. The delay of surgery beyond the first 29 days also negatively impacted overall survival for stage one melanoma, though not for stage two or three.
“Our findings suggest that omaveloxolone may overcome resistance to checkpoint inhibitors. Omaveloxolone in combination with checkpoint blockade had activity in both naive and checkpoint inhibitor refractory melanoma patients,” said Dr. Sapna Patel, of the University of Texas.
The "smart bandage" features a dose and delivery schedule of medications can be customized through a microcontroller, no larger than a postage stamp, that is triggered by a smartphone or other wireless devices. Voltage from the microcontroller heats the fiber and its hydrogel, releasing the medicine it contains onto the dermis.
The lifetime risk of developing alopecia areata (AA) is 2.1% and, like other auto-immune diseases, AA has shown an increased incidence, which appears to be equal across ethnicities and gender, according to Dr. Carolyn Goh.
The assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine-Dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine discussed the topic during a symposium at the recent annual meeting of t...
“Being able to develop an early warning system that will predict if a cancer will return could make a real difference to patients. Research like this shows that for some cancers, there may be ingenious solutions—such as a blood test."
A study of a community sample of 389 non-Hispanic Caucasian young adult women aged 18 to 30 years, who had tanned indoors at least once in the prior year, has found that one in five of the women had developed a dependence on the practice.