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Teledermatology for suspected skin cancer is slightly more expensive than usual care

Teledermatology Could Expedite Care for Suspected Skin Cancer

Australian study finds implementation significantly speeds time to clinical resolution
The risk of nodal metastasis is five-fold greater for skin cancer on the vermilion lip versus the cutaneous lip

Nodal Metastasis Risk Up When Cancer Is Directly on the Lip

Five-fold greater risk of nodal metastasis in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the vermilion lip
Chronic acetylsalicylic acid exposure is associated with increased risk of malignant melanoma in men

Chronic Aspirin Exposure Linked to Melanoma Risk in Males

Significantly increased risk of malignant melanoma in males, but not females, on once-daily aspirin
Physician assistants perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnose fewer melanomas in situ than dermatologists

PAs May Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma

PAs diagnose fewer melanomas in situ, perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed
For patients with localized melanoma

Marital Status Tied to Earlier Presentation of Melanoma

Being married also tied to likelihood of undergoing SLNB in lesions with Breslow thickness >1 mm
Pembrolizumab is associated with significantly longer recurrence-free survival than placebo as adjuvant therapy for high-risk stage III melanoma

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up
About 30 percent of indoor tanners have been screened for skin cancer

Few Indoor Tanners Have Been Screened for Skin Cancer

Correlates of screening include older age, family history of melanoma or skin cancer, high SPF sunscreen use
Use of the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide is associated with a substantially increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer

Hydrochlorothiazide Tied to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk

Dose-response association seen for basal cell and especially squamous cell carcinoma
Strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis producing 6-N-hydroxyaminopurine may provide protection against skin neoplasia

S. epidermidis Producing 6-HAP May Protect From Skin Neoplasia

6-HAP selectively inhibited proliferation of tumor lines in culture; cut incidence of UV-induced tumors in mice
The most frequent dermoscopic criteria for melanoma in situ are regression

Dermoscopic Criteria Identified for Diagnosing Melanoma in Situ

Most frequent dermoscopic criteria for MIS are regression, atypical network, irregular dots/globules