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“More is NOT always Better!”

Published on June 21, 2017

A recent publication in the New England Journal of Medicine had shown that there may be no added benefit and real potential risks from complete lymph node dissection in patients with melanoma. Complete lymph node removal was no better than

Oral vitamin D rapidly attenuates inflammation from sunburn: an interventional study.

Published on June 19, 2017

The diverse immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D are increasingly being recognized. However, the ability of oral vitamin D to modulate acute inflammation in vivo has not been established in humans. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled interventional trial, twenty healthy adults were

Meta-Analysis of the Association Between Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors (PDE5Is) and Risk of Melanoma

Published on May 31, 2017

Source: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/jnci/djx086 The US Food and Drug Administration recently announced the need to evaluate the association between PDE5is and melanoma. We performed a meta-analysis on the association between PDE5i and melanoma using random effects models and examined whether it met

Brow Lift Santa Monica

Published on May 24, 2017
Brow Lift

The forehead is often the first place many men and women start to notice those first signs of aging. Lines, wrinkles and creases may appear due to loss of volume, loss of elasticity, and gravity that can cause us to

Yet Another Reason to Watch Your Weight

Published on May 23, 2017

In this study, Fang et al explored the relationship between melanoma outcomes, obesity, and chronic inflammation. Obesity has been associated with development of cancers including melanoma. Adipose tissue produces signaling molecules, such as leptin, which are thought to play a

Sunbeds

Published on May 22, 2017

Recent study showing that although sun bed use caused a transient increase in vitamine d levels after continued sun bed use vitamin D levels went back down and there was benefit to overall well being. Although serum vitamin D levels

Incidence and Trends of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Published on May 18, 2017

Article Outline Patients and Methods Study Setting Study Criteria Data Collection Statistical Analyses Results Basal Cell Carcinoma Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Discussion Basal Cell Carcinoma Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Younger Populations Study Limitations Conclusion Patients and Methods Study Setting In

Comparing Melanoma In Situ Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery vs. Wide Local Excision

Published on May 9, 2017

A new article published online in February explores the outcomes of Melanoma In Situ (MIS) when teated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery vs. Wide Local Excision. The take home message from this study is that the Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) is at

Prognostic Role of Histologic Regression in Primary Cutaneous Melanoma

Published on May 2, 2017

The prognosis for a melanoma is very closely correlated to how deeply it has invaded into the skin (“Breslow Depth”). The for deeper melanomas the risk of spead to lymph nodes is large enough to merit “sentinal node biopsy”. a

Anti-Aging Gene Identified in Melanoma Treatment

Published on March 23, 2017
Melanoma Treatment

At The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia researchers have discovered that an anti-diabetic drug stimulates an anti-aging gene which has the ability to restrain the progress of melanoma in older people. Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer that is seen more frequently in

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