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TBI prior to adoptive cell transfer added harm, no benefit
The addition of total body irradiation to nonmyeloablative chemotherapy prior to adoptive cell transfer does not provide any response or survival benefits but increases the... More »

Dr. Renato Goreshi

Matrilin-2 protein distinguished BCCs from benign tumors in study
ORLANDO – Matrilin-2 – a matrix protein found in peritumoral stroma – reliably distinguished invasive basal cell carcinoma from the often difficult-to-distinguish basaloid... More »

Dr. Joanna Walker

For preventing AKs, 5-FU beats placebo for up to 3 years
SCOTTSDALE – A single course of topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) prevented 62% more actinic keratoses than placebo, and this chemopreventive effect persisted for up to 3 years,... More »

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Dr. Gideon Blumenthal

Immune-related patterns of response present challenges
With the race to develop cancer immunotherapies escalating and new agents appearing in the clinic, oncologists’ decision-making toolbox will need to evolve. “As... More »

Point/Counterpoint: What is the first-line treatment of choice for metastatic BRAF-mutant melanoma?
Dr. Mario Sznol and Dr. Jeffrey Sosman debate immunotherapy vs. BRAF-targeted therapy.

Mini X-Ray Device Treats Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
MIAMI BEACH – An x-ray tube about the size of a sewing needle can safely deliver radiation to nonmelanoma skin tumors on the nose, scalp, or other highly visible areas of... More »

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Decision Support in Medicine: Melanoma
Melanoma occurs in over 764,000 individuals in the U.S. annually, with over 9,700 deaths. If diagnosed early, melanoma is easily cured. The AJCC staging provides valuable... More »

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VIDEO: Genetic tests, clinical data sharpen pigmented lesion diagnosis
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – While many pigmented lesions analyzed in the dermatopathology lab are easily classifiable as benign or malignant, a certain percentage of cases are “very... More »

VIDEO: New microscopy tools improve melanoma detection
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – Armed with dermoscopy and reflective confocal microscopy, dermatologists have been “pushing the envelope and becoming better and better at detecting... More »

VIDEO: Dual immunotherapy more powerful in melanoma, but where do we go from here?
CHICAGO – Combining the immunotherapy antibodies nivolumab and ipilimumab induced more robust responses in untreated advanced melanoma when used together than as single... More »

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