Tejera-Vaquerizo et al investigated whether growth rate of cutaneous malanoma predicts the histological sentinel lymph node positivity.
Melanoma, which is the most commonly fatal type of skin cancer, is a growing component of the cancer burden in light-skinned populations. Cokkinides and colleagues evaluated overall trends in melanoma mortality rates among non-Hispanic whites by educational level and recommend early detection strategies to effectively target high-risk, less-educated, non-Hispanic white individuals.
In this prospective randomized study, Hyde et al try to determine whether the complete response rates of lentigo maligna to imiquimod, 5%, cream can be improved by adding a topical retinoid to the regimen.
Abdelmalek et al discuss the effectiveness and advantages of the geometric staged excision technique for the removal of lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma.
In this crossover quasiexpermental study the thickness at which primary schoolchldren apply sunscreen and at what thickness was investigated by Diaz et al. They also tested whether age and dispenser type influenced the results.
Apisarnthanarax and coauthors evaluate the toxic effects and maximum tolerated dose of topical carmustine [1,3-bis (2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea] following intravenous O6-benzylguanine in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and determine the pharmacodynamics of O6-alkylguanine DNA alkyltransferase activity in treated CTCL lesions.
To assess the self-reported communication and screening practices of dermatologist to their patients with melanoma about family members’ risk of melanoma, Oliveria et al surveyed 100 dermatologist. They also attempted to understand the barriers to this communication.
Huang and coauthors report on 3 patients who developed squamous cell carcinomas and other cutaneous sequellae during vemurafenib therapy.
Reddy and coauthors observed complete resolution of calcium hydroxylapatite nodules after a single treatment with fractional carbon dioxide laser.
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