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Melanoma’s Addiction to Glutamine Is the Basis for Cancer Growth

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Researchers find that melanoma cells are dependent on a source of glutamine for growth irrespective of the mutation(s) that drive the cancer.

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Moffitt Cancer Center Physicians Promote Screening Strategies for Those at High-Risk for Melanoma

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Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, was to blame for approximately 9,700 deaths in 2014. And with the number of melanoma cases increasing each year, it is believed that the disease could become one of the most common types of cancer in the United States by 2030. Promoting and developing national screening strategies may help to reduce deaths due to melanoma. According to Vernon K. Sondak, M.D., chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, “it is time to embrace the opportunity to decrease melanoma mortality through risk-stratified education and screening.”

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Two Cell-Signaling Molecules Found to Suppress the Spread of Melanoma

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In what is believed to be the largest epigenetic analysis to date of cell-signaling molecules in early-stage melanoma, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center have identified two tiny bits of non-coding genetic material in primary tumors that appear critical to stalling the cancer’s spread -- and essentially setting the biological fate of the disease.

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Late Melanoma Patients Will Need Several Lines of Therapy, Intralesional Treatment Promising Says New Paper

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Despite advances in melanoma treatment, many patients with advanced melanoma will need several lines of therapy according to a recent paper in Current Opinion in Oncology.

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Dermatologists’ Tips to Treat and Control Dandruff

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Do you have a favorite black sweater, but you’re afraid to wear it because of dandruff? Fear not, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). Although those pesky white flakes of dry skin can be annoying, especially if you’re wearing dark colors, it’s fairly easy to treat and control dandruff with patience – and the right dandruff shampoo.

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AADA Responds to FDA Commissioner Hamburg Resignation

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The American Academy of Dermatology Association offers its thanks to FDA Commissioner Hamburg

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Fad Beauty Treatments: Is There Science Behind the Hype?

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Popularized by celebrities and featured in news segments, unique – sometimes offbeat – beauty treatments promise the fountain of youth. While some initial research studies have shown these fad treatments to be effective, dermatologists remain cautious about recommending them over proven therapies, which have been more extensively studied and can provide longer-lasting results.

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Beauty From the Inside Out: Improving Your Diet or Taking Supplements May Lead to Younger-Looking Skin

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Eating healthier is a common recommendation for people looking to reduce their risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other medical concerns. Now a growing body of research is evaluating whether certain dietary changes can impact the skin by reducing the signs of aging and improving some skin conditions. Nutricosmetics – the use of nutrition or nutritional supplements for skin health and beauty – is popular abroad and may be the next frontier for improving skin health and beauty in the United States.

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Popular Anti-Aging Treatment Emerges as Effective Treatment for Difficult Scars

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While complete scar removal is not possible, dermatologists are harnessing a laser technology originally developed as an anti-aging treatment to improve the appearance of scars – especially hard-to-treat or older ones. This new treatment option is bringing renewed self-confidence to patients, helping to ease traumatic memories, and in some cases, increasing lost mobility.

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NYU Langone Skin Expert Offers Best Practices for Ingrown Hair or “Razor Bumps”

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Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, from the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, offers practical advice and treatment options for dealing with ingrown hair, also known as "razor bumps."