Teledermatology follow-up after Mohs surgery gets a thumbs up from patients
“A big takeaway from our study is that streamlining this process is really essential for successful implementation,” Laura Rezac, MD, said.
Mohs surgery workforce continues to increase
“If the attrition rate remains stable, even with changes in board certification and potential payor eligibility restrictions, the number of...
Number of cancer survivors with functional limitations doubled in 20 years
The 70% prevalence of functional limitation among survivors in 2018 is nearly twice that of the general population.
Study shows higher obesity-related cancer mortality in areas with more fast food
An ecologic study showed a dose-response relationship among measures of food swamp and food desert scores and obesity-related cancer mortality.
Cancer pain declines with cannabis use
Lower use of other meds was also seen in patients who used cannabis.
Guidelines for assessing cancer risk may need updating
Whole-exome sequencing reveals cancer risk mutations in patients that would not have qualified for testing based on current guidelines.
‘Exciting’ results for cancer vaccine plus pembro in melanoma
A new randomized study is the first to demonstrate improvement in recurrence-free survival in melanoma with an individualized neoantigen vaccine...
USPSTF releases updated recommendations on skin cancer screening
“Our recommendations are for patients who present to primary care without symptoms, and after a careful assessment of benefit and harms, we didn’t...
Study highlights potential skin cancer risk of UV nail polish dryers
Often referred to as ‘mini tanning beds,’ UV nail polish dryers emit UVA radiation, classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for...
Survival improved for some patients with metastatic cancers
Among patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, melanoma, and several cancers, 5-year survival increased by...