Category Archives: Skin Cancer

American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement on Rising Skin Cancer Costs

AAD president responds to a recent CDC study Recently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a study detailing the rising costs of skin cancer treatments across the country. Now, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has responded to the … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Melanoma Drug Gets FDA Approval

New drug gets accelerated approvalĀ  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) for the use in treating advanced or unresectable melanoma in patients who have otherwise stopped responding to other drugs. The FDA granted … Continue reading

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Pain and Itch Could Be a Sign of Skin Cancer

New research shows both factors could be deadly in suspicious skin lesionsĀ  In a new study published online in JAMA Dermatology, research indicates that pain and itching could point to several different types of skin cancers. The study, conducted by … Continue reading

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