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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
Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don’t Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal

No incremental anxiety reduction versus control in patients during excisional skin cancer surgery
The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

10 autoantibody biomarkers together display high sensitivity, specificity
There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations