Sun and Skin: From Burns to Melanoma, What Every Clinician Needs to Know and Share

June 5, 2017
Sun and Skin: From Burns to Melanoma, What Every Clinician Needs to Know and Share Toni Kamins, MA; Jennifer Leavitt...
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Self-Tanner How-To Tips for Our Patients

May 5, 2017
 From the cosmetic surgery forum May 4, 2017   We all know that self-tanners allow patients to get that sun-kissed...
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Outpatient vs Operating Room

May 1, 2017
Outpatient vs Operating Room Setting for Fort Myers or Naples Treatment of Skin Cancer TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This retrospective study compared the...
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The white badge of courage – Must Read!

April 17, 2017
Shell Shocked: The white badge of courage April 5, 2017 By Art Stevens , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander...
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Sunscreen Is Protective Against Skin DNA Damage

April 7, 2017
TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of sunscreen use in humans for the prevention of...
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Mohs an Option in Older Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Ca

March 16, 2017
Good 8-year survival outcomes seen in patients 85 and up by Ed Susman  -  Contributing Writer, MedPage Today March 07,...
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Beach Umbrella Provides Less Sun Protection Than Sunscreen With a High SPF

February 6, 2017
TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A cohort of 81 study participants were randomized to sun protection using a beach umbrella or sunscreen with...
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FDA Approves Second Targeted Combination Therapy For Advanced Melanoma

October 28, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination targeted therapy vemurafenib-cobimetinib (Zelboraf-Cotellic) for about half of all patients with Stage IV melanoma that is inoperable or has metastasized throughout the body.
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Bob Marley Shouldn’t Have Died From Melanoma

October 28, 2016
Why Bob Marley died tragically at 36 of a rare type of skin cancer called acral lentiginous melanoma, which mostly affects people of color.
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Antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

July 14, 2016
A team of scientists at the Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer.
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Twin study estimates familial risks of 23 different cancers

July 14, 2016
A large new study of twins has found that having a twin sibling diagnosed with cancer poses an excess risk for the other twin to develop any form of cancer.
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More than 11 moles on your arm could indicate higher risk of melanoma

July 14, 2016
Researchers at King's College London have investigated a new method that could be used by GPs to quickly determine the number of moles on the entire body by counting the number found on a smaller 'proxy' body area, such as an arm.
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A cancer’s surprise origins caught in action

July 14, 2016
First demonstration of a cancer arising from a single cell
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Foods for Healthy Skin: You Are What You Eat

July 14, 2016
How to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft—one bite at a time.
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Antioxidants Cause Malignant Melanoma to Metastasize Faster

October 8, 2015
Antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice, new research shows.
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Sun light damages skin

February 19, 2015
Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of researchers has concluded. While noting that news of the carcinogenic effect of melanin is disconcerting, the researchers also pointed to a ray of hope: The slowness of chemiexcitation may allow time for new preventive tools, such as an "evening-after" sunscreen designed to block the energy transfer.
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Can coffee protect against malignant melanoma?

February 3, 2015
Both epidemiological and pre-clinical studies have suggested that coffee consumption has a protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Natural selection is furthering mutations

December 5, 2014
Skin colour varies according to the latitude and, therefore, according to the intensity of incident ultraviolet light: individuals living at low latitudes have darker skin, whereas those living at high latitudes have pale pigmentation.
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Common Myths About Skin Cancer

November 6, 2014
The beloved sun causes skin cancer. Here are the facts about what that means.
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Melanocyte Skin Cells Detect Ultraviolet Light

November 4, 2014
Biologists report that melanocyte skin cells detect ultraviolet light using a photosensitive receptor previously thought to exist only in the eye. This eye-like ability of skin to sense light triggers the production of melanin within hours, more quickly than previously thought, in an apparent rush to protect against damage to DNA.
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What’s the Best Sunscreen for You?

June 18, 2014
Pharmacists name Neutrogena the No. 1 sunscreen, but that doesn't mean it provides better sun protection than the rest.
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