Shielding our heroes: Dermatologists deploy to provide free skin cancer checks to 425 NYC firefighters

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), in conjunction with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, will host a free Skin Cancer Check event for an estimated 425 New York City firefighters on Saturday, June 1 at the New York City Firefighter Training Facility on Randall’s Island. The inaugural event kicks off the Academy’s Firefighter Skin Cancer Checks Initiative, a nationwide effort designed to provide free skin cancer checks to 10,000 firefighters by 2026.

Skin-Saving Solutions: The Power of Radiotherapy for Treating Skin Cancers

Skin Brachytherapy, also called radiation seed therapy, offers a non-invasive radiation therapy solution to complement or replace surgery for certain skin cancers. Rajesh V. Iyer, MD, is a radiation oncologist at RWJBarnabas Health and chairman of radiation oncology at Community Medical Center, shares more about this treatment option for patients.

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows Gen Z adults at risk for skin cancer due to increasing rates of tanning and burning

A new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are at risk for skin cancer due to increasing rates of tanning and burning. To encourage safe sun habits, the AAD is shining a spotlight on the ways that people can protect themselves from the most common and one of the most preventable types of cancer — skin cancer — this May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows outdoor workers more at risk for skin cancer than average Americans

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that outdoor workers — like those who work in construction, landscaping, emergency medical services, and postal delivery — are far more likely to get sunburned and tanned, putting themselves at increased risk for skin cancer, compared to the average American.

New American Academy of Dermatology survey: increasing number of Americans at risk of skin cancer despite knowing how to protect themselves

While skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that an increasing number of Americans are reporting sunburn despite knowing how to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays.

AACR: Novel immunotherapies show promise for patients with kidney cancer and for solid organ transplant recipients with skin cancer

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presented encouraging findings today from two clinical trials in a plenary session highlighting advances in novel immunotherapy approaches at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024.

Immunotherapy Combination May Benefit Patients with Transplanted Kidneys and Advanced Skin Cancers

People who have had a kidney transplant are at high risk for developing skin cancers. New research directed by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is exploring the best combination of treatments to target skin cancers while preserving the transplanted organs.

MD Anderson Research Highlights: ESMO 2023 Special Edition

This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2023 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress focused on clinical advances across a variety of cancer types.

Merkel cell carcinoma expert for interviews. Dr. Aman Chauhan leads the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program @SylvesterCancer.

If you are seeking an expert to discuss diagnosis, treatment and the latest research related to Merkel cell carcinoma, also known as neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin,  Aman Chauhan, M.D., is available. Dr. Chauhan leads the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at…

Largest study on racial differences in men with melanoma shows men with skin of color have lowest survival rates

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly treatable when detected early, but when the disease advances, it can lead to death. A new article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reveals that men with melanoma — and particularly men with skin of color — are more likely to die than women with melanoma.

ASCO23: Sylvester Cancer Experts Available for Interviews on a Wide Range of Topics

In addition to presenting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center research findings, Sylvester experts are available at ASCO to share perspectives on a wide variety of topics and studies ranging from breast cancer to sarcoma, prostate cancer, mesothelioma, melanoma, CNS tumors and more.

American Academy of Dermatology survey shows generation z adults are unfamiliar with sunburn and tanning risks

A recent American Academy of Dermatology survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults revealed that many Generation Z adults, ages 18-25, are unaware of the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and believe tanning myths. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, the AAD encourages everyone to practice safe sun to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays and reduce their risks of developing skin cancer.

Wistar Scientists Identify Key Biomarkers that Reliably Predict Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy for Melanoma 

Currently, the only FDA approved biomarker for ICI melanoma treatment is the tumor mutation burden assay, but the mechanisms linking it to ICI remain unclear. However, new research out of The Wistar Institute now provides evidence of novel, reliable biomarkers that predict therapy response using advanced computer technology.

MD Anderson Research Highlights: ESMO 2022 Special Edition

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recent basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022 focused on clinical advances across a variety of cancer types. Highlights include promising early data from a novel T cell therapy for solid tumors, targeted therapy progress in rare and advanced cancers, biomarkers of immunotherapy response, and features associated with clinical outcomes in leptomeningeal disease. More information on ESMO content from MD Anderson can be found at MDAnderson.org/ESMO.

6 skin biopsy wound care tips from dermatologists

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As Skin Cancer Awareness Month continues, it’s important to check your skin regularly, and if you notice a spot on your skin that is different from others or that changes, itches, or bleeds, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.

‘Honey, don’t forget the sunscreen!’ Three beliefs that affect sunscreen use by older adults

Reminders from a romantic partner might be an effective way to encourage sunscreen use by people age 50 or older, suggests a study in the May/June issue of The Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, official publication of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

New survey reveals most Americans say sun protection is more important now than five years ago, yet many misunderstand how to protect themselves

In a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while respondents gave themselves high ratings for sun protection and most reported that sun protection is more important to them now than it was five years ago, there’s still a lot they don’t know about how to protect themselves from the sun and the risks of sun exposure, including skin cancer —the most common cancer in the U.S.

Filling in the Gaps

With all that the Land of Enchantment has to offer, skin cancer isn’t on the top on anyone’s list. But abundant sunshine and a dearth of dermatologists in the state pose a challenge for detecting and treating the various forms of skin cancer. Skin Cancer Screening clinics are now resuming. The first of several new clinics will be held in Albuquerque on Saturday, May 7. More are planned over the coming year in Gallup, Taos and southern New Mexico.

National Healthy Skin Month: Dermatologists encourage regular skin checks

The American Academy of Dermatology highlights the importance of regular skin self-exams during National Healthy Skin Month this November. These exams help catch serious conditions early when they are most treatable. Research shows nearly one in four Americans have skin disease. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States with an estimated 9,500 people diagnosed every day.