Items Tagged ‘General Skin Cancer’

June 14th, 2016

Promising Activity of Pembrolizumab in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Treatment of 26 patients with advanced previously untreated Merkel cell carcinoma with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) every three weeks resulted in an overall response rate of 56% suggesting this novel therapy could represent a new treatment option for these hard to treat cancers. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive skin cancer with limited treatment options for […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, keytruda, Merkel cell carcinoma, News, pembrolizumab, Skin Cancer


November 12th, 2015

National “Check Yourself to Protect Yourself ALL YEAR” Campaign Highlights Need for Year-Round Skin Cancer Prevention

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Although one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, 65 percent of people of color don’t believe they are at risk and face lower survival rates as a result. To change these odds, the cancer organization Patients Rising will use the November timeframe – when most people are not thinking about the […]

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Tags: campaign, cancer screening, early detection, General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


October 21st, 2015

Patients with Multiple Squamous Cell Carcinomas Should be Frequently Monitored

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Patients with multiple sites of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) have a significantly increased risk of developing a recurrence or spread to their lymph nodes, warranting frequent follow-up visits to their dermatologist. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Dermatology. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma […]

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Tags: CSCC, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, General Skin Cancer, News, recurrence, Skin Cancer


August 13th, 2015

Food and Drug Administration approves Odomzo for treatment of basal cell carcinoma

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The U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved Odomzo® (sonidegib, formerly LDE225) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or those who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. The approval was based on demonstration of a durable objective response rate […]

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Tags: basal cell carcinoma, General Skin Cancer, News, odomzo, Skin Cancer


December 3rd, 2014

New Treatment Options Emerging For Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed type of skin cancer. Most cases can be treated with surgery or other types of local treatment and are not life threatening. In the most severe cases, the cancer may be very large, may invade structures other than the skin, or may spread to other parts of […]

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Tags: basal cell carcinoma, everidge, General Skin Cancer, mohs, News, Skin Cancer, vismodegib


November 14th, 2014

Progress in the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

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By one estimate, over the past three decades more people in the United States have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.1 According to the American Cancer Society, 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year.2 Rates of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—are on the rise,2 particularly […]

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Tags: anti-PD-1, basal cell, General Skin Cancer, keytruda, Melanoma, News, pembrolizumab, Recurrent Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Overview, Stage III Melanoma, Stage IV Melanoma


June 13th, 2014

Sonidegib Demonstrates Benefit in Advanced Basal Cell Skin Cancer in Phase II Trial

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An experimental drug sonidegib (LDE225) appears to markedly shrink tumors in patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma according to results recently presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.1 Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed type of skin cancer. Most cases can be treated with surgery or other types […]

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Tags: asco, basal cell cancer, basal cell carcinoma, bcc, General Skin Cancer, LDE225, News, Skin Cancer, sonidegib


June 28th, 2013

Surgery May Not Be Best in Elderly Patients with Nonfatal Skin Cancer

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Although skin cancer is often treated with surgery, older patients with a limited life expectancy may not benefit from this treatment approach because they may endure complications and not live long enough to benefit from the treatment, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Skin cancer is the most commonly […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Overview


June 19th, 2013

Some Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Are Deadly

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Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is usually easily treated with surgery; however, a subsection of patients with specific disease risk factors are more likely to develop metastases and die from the disease, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Dermatology. Squamous cell carcinoma accounts for roughly 20% of all cases of non-melanoma skin cancer. […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


July 11th, 2012

Coffee Might Reduce the Risk of Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Good news for coffee lovers—drinking caffeinated coffee could lower the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, according to the results of a study published in Cancer Research. The Harvard study found that increased caffeine intake was associated with a decreased risk of the common skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


June 21st, 2012

Erivedge Effective in Basal-Cell Carcinoma

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The targeted agent Erivedge™ (vismodegib) is associated with tumor responses in patients with locally advanced or metastatic basal-cell carcinoma and may even reduce the rate of new basal-cell carcinomas, according to the results of two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed type of skin […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


June 4th, 2012

NSAIDs Might Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer

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The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen may reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal Cancer.[1] Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than one million new diagnoses each year. The most common types […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, Melanoma, News, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Skin Cancer


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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February 1st, 2012

Erivedge Approved for Basal Cell Skin Cancer

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the targeted therapy Erivedge™ (vismodegib) for the treatment basal cell carcinoma of the skin that has spread to other parts of the body or that is locally advanced and cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. Basal cell carcinoma is the most commonly diagnosed type of […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


November 29th, 2011

Increased Skin Cancer Risk Among Those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be at increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly if they receive immune-suppressing medications such as thiopurines. These were the results of two studies published in Gastroenterology. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major types of IBD. Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the lining of the […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer