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Article ID: 697439

Study Finds Melanoma Biomarkers Predicting Checkpoint Blocker Response

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Scientists at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) have identified biomarkers in melanoma that could help tailor immunotherapy treatments to maximize the benefits for patients while reducing the likelihood of severe side effects.

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Article ID: 697437

Cancer Patients May Experience Delayed Skin Effects of Anti-PD-1 Therapy

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies who develop lesions, eczema, psoriasis, or other forms of auto-immune diseases affecting the skin may experience those adverse reactions on a delay – sometimes even after treatment has concluded.

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Avoiding Sunburns This Summer

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Chief of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares tips for avoiding sunburns.

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Study Shows Painful Eczema Symptoms Negatively Impact Quality of Life

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that eczema symptoms can have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life for those who suffer – even worse than for those with common chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

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11-Jul-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697432

Worried About Varicose Veins? Here's What You Need to Know

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many ways they can be treated.

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13-Jul-2018 10:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697221

Dermatologists, Skin Cancer Survivors Tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!”

American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, 12 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors, and their family and friends will tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” during a four-day trek through remote Alaska. Starting Sunday, July 15, the hikers will trek more than 20 miles along Alaska’s Denali and Foraker mountains to raise funds for the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Proceeds raised through Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ will support community outreach programs and services, including free skin cancer screenings, shade structures where children learn and play, and sunscreen dispensers in public pools and parks.

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12-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Researchers Identify Cost Cutting Option in Treating Nail Fungus with Nanotechnology

George Washington University

Adam Friedman, MD, professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and his team investigated the use of nanotechnology to improve efinaconazole treatment and make it more cost effective.

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11-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697225

International Conference Brings Together World Leaders in Eye Cancer

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The world’s leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians are meeting this summer to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) will be held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18 – 21 at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal

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10-Jul-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697207

How to Treat Minor Cuts

American Academy of Dermatology

Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. They often occur while people are preparing food, washing dishes or even crafting. All it takes is a slip of the knife or a dish breaking, and suddenly there’s blood. However, while these types of cuts are startling, most can be safety treated at home, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Article ID: 697151

Rare Pediatric Skin Conditions Often Get Expensive, Inconsistent Care

University of Illinois at Chicago

New research shows that death and recurrence are rare in children with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), but children who experience these skin conditions have high rates of complications and that treatment strategies varied among health care providers.

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