The call for abstracts has been distributed, with submissions opening on Dec. 13, 2017, and several have already been submitted, confirms a WCD spokesperson. Regular abstract submissions will be accepted until Sept. 15 of this year, though there will be a window for late-breaking abstracts from Feb. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2019.
“We think the combined use of demethylase blockers and targeted immunotherapy might be extremely effective [for treating melanoma],” said study author Dr. Clemens Schmitt. Dr. Schmitt is a clinical oncologist and researcher, and vice director of the division of hematology, oncology and tumour immunology at Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine.
“This approach is particularly powerful because it allows us to expose the immune system to many different cancer-specific epitopes simultaneously,” said lead author Dr. Nigel Kooreman. “Once activated, the immune system is on alert to target cancers as they develop throughout the body.”
Scalp itch and its management continue to be a major issue for dermatologic patients, and a greater understanding of the pathomechanisms of itch in the hair follicle is needed to provide more targeted approach for treatment, according to Dr. Gil Yosipovitch. Dr. Yosipovitch spoke about therapeutic options for the treatment of scalp itch during a session at the American Academy of Dermatology Scientific Sessi...
Biologic agents and novel topical treatments for atopic dermatitis (AD) are being eagerly anticipated by practicing dermatologists and Canadian patients with AD, particularly those patients who are not controlled with existing therapies.
“The majority of patients will do well on corticosteroids and/or calcineurin inhibitors,” said Dr. Melinda Gooderham, a dermatologist and Medical Director of the Skin Centre...
“We hope that this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia," said study author Junji Fukuda, PhD, professor of engineering at Yokohama National University in Yokohama, Japan.