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Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

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Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better outcomes after a melanoma diagnosis. Now, a research team from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania says it may have determined the reason for the melanoma-protective effect.

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Melanoma, Immunotherapy, demoplastic melanoma, PD-1, PD-L1, anti PD-1 PDL-1 therapy

Rare Melanoma Type Highly Responsive to Immunotherapy

Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare subtype of melanoma that is commonly found on sun-exposed areas, such as the head and neck, and usually seen in older patients. Treatment is difficult because these tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy and lack actionable mutations commonly found in other types of melanoma that are targeted by specific drugs. However, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report in the Jan. 10 issue of Nature that patients with desmoplastic melanoma are more responsive to immune-activating anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies than previously assumed.

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Immunotherapy Highly Effective in Treatment of Rare Skin Cancer, Study Finds

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In a UCLA-led study, more than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.

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American Academy Of Dermatology, Clinical Guidelines, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Skin Cancer, Dermatology, Dermatologists, Dermatologist

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines for Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology has released new guidelines of care for the management of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. These evidence-based guidelines cover best practices for the management of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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water borne illness

Illnesses Caused by Recreation on the Water Costs $2.9 Billion Annually in the US

Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the U.S. with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion, according to a new report by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.This is the first time the cost associated with waterborne illnesses contracted during recreational activities in the U.

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Adaptive Design, Ceramide infused skin barrier, Ostomy, Skin barrier

New Skin Barrier Product Reduces Costs for Ostomy Care

Ostomy patients using a new type of skin barrier product—infused with ceramides that play an essential role in the normal barrier function of the skin—experience lower costs of care, according to a randomized trial published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatology, Dermatology A to Z, Dermatologists, Skin Care, skin care on budget, petroleum jelly, Diaper Rash, dry nails, Dry Skin, dry skin relief, petroleum jelly for skin care, how to save on skin care, chafing

5 Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly for Skin Care

The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. However, doing so doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. In fact, petroleum jelly, a common, inexpensive product found in most people’s medicine cabinets, can have multiple skin care uses for the entire family.

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Researchers Develop World's Smallest Wearable Device

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A Northwestern University professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L’Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and precisely measures a person’s exposure to UV light from the sun.

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Beta Blockers, Melanoma, Cancer, Heart Attack, Blood Pressure, Immunotherapy

Beta Blockers May Boost Immunotherapy, Help Melanoma Patients Live Longer

A common, inexpensive drug that is used to prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure may also help melanoma patients live longer.

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Lyme Disease, Deer Ticks, General Anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, Epidural anesthesia, systemic infections, Immune System, Infection, central nervous system

Lyme Disease and Anesthesia: Five Facts

An article in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ AANA Journal, “Lyme Disease and Anesthesia Considerations,” discusses possible effects of anesthesia on Lyme disease patients undergoing surgery.







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