Skin Cancer

Designation for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (10-1-2018)

Breakthrough Designation for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cemiplimab (REGN2810) for the treatment of adults with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and adults with... Continue Reading

May Is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (05-18-2018)

Sun Valley, ID —OMNI Health  (OMNI) announces the launch of skin cancer programs for national skin cancer detection and prevention month. As the month of May brings skin cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease,... Continue Reading

Tafinlar® + Mekinist® Demonstrates Long Term Survival Benefit for BRAF Mutation-Positive Metastatic Melanoma (04-5-2018)

CancerConnect News: Metastatic melanoma patients with the BRAF V600 mutation treated with the combination of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) + Mekinist® (trametinib) can experience long term cancer free survival according to results presented at the 53rdAnnual... Continue Reading

PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab Appears Promising for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin (02-2-2018)

Cemiplimab an investigational human antibody targeting PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1), is yet another “checkpoint inhibitor” that was evaluated in 82 patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).  Early trial results suggest... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (01-5-2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before... Continue Reading

Many Young Women Continue to Tan (05-6-2011)

According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, use of tanning beds remains a common practice among young, white women. Intentional outdoor tanning was also widely reported. Sun exposure has long been linked with skin cancer, and a growing... Continue Reading

An Unhealthy Glow (03-27-2009)

Indoor tanning is a $5 billion–per–year industry that’s marketed itself as safe and even beneficial. The truth may not be so sunny. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Each year in the United States, an estimated 28 million people visit an indoor tanning facility,... Continue Reading

Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now (03-27-2009)

Although many cases of skin cancer are curable, others are not. Prevention and early detection are the keys to good outcomes. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million new cases... Continue Reading

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening (02-6-2009)

By Jennifer Maxon, RN Over the past several decades, long-term cancer survival rates have been on the rise.1 These improved outcomes are largely credited to screening measures for certain types of cancers. In general, cancer that can be detected and... Continue Reading

Cancer Vaccines: Stimulating the Immune System to Attack Cancer (02-6-2009)

As the age of personalized medicine approaches, the look and feel of cancer treatment may change dramatically. What if, rather than receiving one-size-fits all anticancer drugs, patients were treated with specially formulated treatments made to target... Continue Reading

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