Skin Cancer Journal Articles

 
 
  • Melasma Treatment: An Evidence-Based Review Melasma, a common, acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation, can be resistant to treatment. This review examines the currently available therapeutic options and their efficacy and limitations.
  • Recognizing BCC on Smartphone-captured Digital Histopathology A novel approach using deep neural network frameworks shows promise for the diagnosis of basal-cell carcinoma via a smartphone camera.
  • Brief Update on Dermatologic Uses of Methotrexate This review explores established and emerging clinical indications for methotrexate in dermatological conditions, including psoriasis, blistering diseases, chronic urticaria, slceroderma, and more.
  • Next-Generation Sequencing and Clinical Oncology Workflow Technological challenges limit successful integration of genomic data into the electronic health record. Solutions, such as ASCO CancerLinQ, are discussed here.
  • Sunscreen Photoprotection and Vitamin D Status Does the use of sunscreen negatively affect vitamin D production? This study aimed to determine the influence of photoprotection by sunscreens on vitamin D status.
  • Parent-Child Disagreements About Safety During Preadolescence Why do children intentionally keep safety-relevant secrets from their parents? This review examined parent-child disagreements about safety in children aged 10-13.
  • Vitamin D: An Argument for Broad-spectrum UVA + UVB Protection A new study demonstrates that the use of broad-spectrum sunscreens with better shielding in the UVA range does not impede vitamin D synthesis.
  • Aspirin and NSAID Use and Keratinocyte Cancers Might aspirin or NSAIDs be protective against keratinocyte skin cancers?
  • Aquaporins in Melanocytic and Nonmelanocytic Skin Tumors This study investigated the role of aquaporin 1 and aquaporin 3 in the pathobiology of skin cancers. Might they have potential use as specific therapeutic and diagnostic targets?
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery vs. Standard Excision for cSCC Does Mohs micrographic surgery of squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck result in a lower rate of recurrence as compared to standard excision?
  • Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Xeroderma Pigmentosum This review explores novel therapeutic approaches to xeroderma pigmentosum, focusing on targeting the molecular abnormalities that occur secondary to defects in nucleotide excision repair.
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Treating Advanced CSCC An immune-checkpoint inhibitor is the first systemic drug approved for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas--paving the way for further immunotherapies against CSCC.
  • Efficacy of Local Anesthesia in the Face and Scalp Does local anesthesia provide adequate pain control during procedures involving the head and neck?
  • Polyomaviruses of the Skin: An Emerging Class of Viruses Several human polyomaviruses, including Merkel cell polyomavirus, have been isolated on the skin. Which are associated with cutaneous disease, and what do we know about their molecular mechanisms?
  • Guidelines for the Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa This article provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Azathioprine: Friend or Foe? A recent study presents new evidence for the association of azathioprine with increased risk of cutaneous malignancy, especially when combined with sunlight.
  • Cryosurgery Plus Topical Interventions for Actinic Keratosis Is a combination of cryosurgery with a topical intervention superior to cryosurgery alone for treatment of actinic keratoses?
  • Cannabinoids in Inflammatory and Neoplastic Skin Diseases The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining many aspects of skin homeostasis. How might cannabinoids be of value for treatment of various inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases?
  • Adverse Effects of Topical Photodynamic Therapy While topical photodynamic therapy is a widely used and generally well tolerated treatment, there can be adverse effects. What are the most common, and how are they best managed?
  • Penile Cancer Epidemiology and Risk Factors A better understanding of the epidemiology and risk factors for penile cancer may help improve the incidence rates and outcomes of this relatively rare malignancy.