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U.S. states with more physicians and a larger percentage of non-Hispanic whites have worse melanoma survival

Melanoma Survival Varies Among U.S. States

Worse survival in states with more physicians; higher death rates in states with lower incidence
Undergoing health care screening practices is associated with an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer

Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer increased for those undergoing health care screening
The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed its first guideline for the management of infantile hemangiomas; the clinical practice guideline was published online Dec. 24 in Pediatrics.

New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment

Early intervention and/or referral recommended for potentially problematic infantile hemangiomas
New guidelines have been released for the treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma

AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma

Guidelines recommend surgical excision as primary treatment modality, emphasize individualized care
Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

FDA Approves New Treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Libtayo is the sixth FDA-approved immune checkpoint inhibitor targeting the PD-1 pathway
Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy is associated with significant increases in overall survival in a real-world population of patients undergoing treatment for melanoma brain metastases

Novel Immunotherapy May Up Survival in Melanoma Brain Mets

Findings in patients receiving checkpoint blockade immunotherapy for melanoma brain metastases
For patients with primary basal cell carcinoma

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared

Similarly low recurrence rates for excision, Mohs sx, curettage and diathermy, external-beam radiation
For patients with melanoma and untreated brain metastases

Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Shows Efficacy for Untreated Brain Mets

Findings from open-label, phase 2 study in patients with melanoma and untreated brain metastases
A brief intervention delivered by dermatologists is associated with improvements in patients' sun protection behavior as well as their satisfaction with dermatologists' communication

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Short intervention associated with more sunscreen use, improved patient satisfaction
The 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

Less than a year following the initial direct-to-tumor vaccine injection, all treated tumors disappeared