skin cancer


Research Round-Up — Sugar Packets Prevent Skin Cancer

Another Monday means another Research Round-Up! Thanks for coming back to read my morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today is a really quick post. I’m writing about one article that described an original skin cancer prevention campaign. Like I mentioned last week, I’m passionate about skin cancer prevention! I really like to give these articles the attention they deserve. Keep reading to get the full scoop. Sugar Packets With An Important Message Although this doesn’t technically count as research, a recently published article in JAMA dermatology discussed a skin cancer awareness public health campaign in Portugal. The Portuguese […]


Research Round-Up — Melasma Treatment and Indoor Tanning Ban

Welcome back for research round-up! Thanks for reading my Monday morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today I’ll be discussing an oral adjunctive treatment for melasma and new research regarding the ban on indoor tanning for minors. I’m passionate about skin cancer prevention so I thought today’s topic on indoor tanning was very important to discuss. Keep reading to get the full scoop. Oral Tranexamic Acid for Treating Melasma A study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral tranexamic acid may help in the treatment of melasma. (1) Melasma is a chronic hyperpigmentation condition that […]


Research Round-Up — Eczema, Acne, & Sunscreen

Today’s dermatology research round-up includes an article from each of the major dermatology journals: JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This week I’ll be discussing new research in eczema, acne, and sunscreens. Eczema Is More Likely to Persist in Certain Patients A systematic review of 45 studies found that childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis) tends to remit by adulthood in most patients. However, certain patients such as those with late onset disease, long course of disease, and severe disease are more likely to suffer from eczema throughout their life. This research included 110,651 […]


Total Body Photography: A Tool Against Skin Cancer

Total Body Photography Is A Great Way To Monitor Skin Lesions Did you know that the best way to keep track of all the moles and random spots on your skin is to routinely take pictures of them? This allows you to compare a picture from 6 months or a year ago to a picture you take today. It avoids the hassle of trying to remember if your mole really was that big or that dark before. Your guesses and attempts at trying to remember are probably wrong anyway. Total body photography attempts to take pictures of the entire surface […]


Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Is Common Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. It commonly develops from a precursor lesion called actinic keratosis. However, it is less deadly than its better-known cousin, melanoma. Among the 3 main types of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma sits solidly in the middle in terms of incidence and mortality. Over 1 million cases of squamous cell carcinoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. (1) This cancer can be locally destructive and rarely metastasizes. Need to know only the basics about squamous cell carcinoma before going back to watching […]