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Skin Cancer

Researcher Uncover Mechanisms To BRAF Inhibitors In Melanoma

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients these positive outcomes are not long lasting, due to the development of drug resistance and tumor recurrence. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers discover a mechanism by which melanoma…

Sunscreen

Sunscreen Might Lead To Better Blood Vessel Health

A new study suggests that sunscreen protects the skin’s blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin’s blood vessels from sun damage. The findings will be present today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS); annual meeting…

Face Coverage

Sunscreen Application Has Better Face Coverage Than SPF Moisturizers

Application of sun protection factor (SPF) moisturizers tends to miss more of the face, especially around the eyelid regions, compared with sunscreen application, according to a study publish on April 3 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kevin Hamill of the University of Liverpool, and colleagues. Moreover, people applying these products are unaware that…

Melanomas

Study Identifies Possible Way To Predict Melanomas Are Hot And Cold

Melanomas tend to be “hot” or “cold” if they’re hot, immunotherapy lights melanoma tumors like beacons for elimination by the immune system; but 40-50% of melanomas are cold; so its making them invisible to the immune system; also patients with cold tumors tend to show little benefit from immunotherapies. The problem is that it’s been…

Skin cells

Sun Protection To Patients SWith Rare Genetic Disease

Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a healthy population; so according to new research from the University of Bath. It is hope that the work; which involve designing a brand new…

Metformin

Metformin Safe In Psoriasis Patients With Diabetes

Metformin can be safely used to treat diabetes in patients with psoriasis without worsening their skin problems; so researchers from Taiwan report. Metformin, marketed under the trade name Glucophage among others; so it is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. It is use in the…

Focuses on Psoriasis

FTC Focuses On Psoriasis Franchise For Bristol Celgene Deal Review

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sought additional information from Bristol Myers Squibb Co and Celgene Corp and is focusing on the companies’ psoriasis treatments as part of its review of their planned merger, Bristol-Myers said on Tuesday. The parties understand that the FTC’s review is focused on marketed and pipeline products for the treatment…

Acne Inversa

Acne Inversa Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

Acne inversa is associated with an elevated risk for stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease, according to a new study. And this risk persists even after they control for comorbidities such as hyperlipidemia, smoking, and diabetes,” said lead investigator Rachael Ward, MPH, from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also…

Mycosis Fungoides

Low Frequency PUVA For Maintenance Therapy In Mycosis Fungoides

In patients with early-stage mycosis fungoides, treatment and maintenance therapy with low dose;  frequency oral psoralen UV-A (PUVA) may extend disease free remission, a proof of concept study reveals. The results of the study have to be considered practice-changing, Dr. Peter Wolf of Medical University of Graz in Austria told Reuters Health by email. The…

Dermatologists

Dermatologists And Pharmacists Have Differing Views Of Topical Steroids

When it comes to prescriptions for corticosteroid creams, your dermatologist and your pharmacist may not always be on the same page, a new study suggests. Researchers found it wasn’t uncommon for pharmacists’ recommendations to contradict doctors’ instructions; so according to a report in JAMA Dermatology, online March 27. “Patients may be receiving conflicting counseling on…

Skin infection

Major More Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. In 2017, they experienced almost as many flooding events as they did throughout the previous 10 years,” said Dr. Justin Bandino. He’s an assistant professor of dermatology at San Antonio Military Medical Center, in…

Ustekinumab

Drug Survival Rates Highest For Ustekinumab For Pediatric Psoriasis

In real life conditions, drug survival rates are higher for ustekinumab than for adalimumab and etanercept for all treatments and types of psoriasis in children, according to a study published online March 18 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Ustekinumab is used to treat psoriasis. This includes psoriatic arthritis when it affects…