Not Enough Evidence to Balance Harms, Benefit of Visual Skin Cancer Exam

There is currently not enough evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of a visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in asymptomatic adults.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Melanoma News Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe lower diagnostic verification of cancer at the highest ages suggests a lower diagnostic activity among the oldest-old. However, the proportion of suspected but not verified cancers did not increase with age, possibly partially due to lack of registration. The declining cancer incidence at oldest ages is probably partly due to lower diagnostic activity.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
uml;sl Replacements of animal models by advanced in vitro systems in biomedical research, despite exceptions, are currently still not satisfactory in reproducing the whole complexity of pathophysiological mechanisms that finally lead to disease. Therefore, preclinical models are additionally required to reflect analogous in vivo situations as found in humans. Despite proven limitations of both approaches, only a combined experimental arrangement guarantees generalizability of results and their transfer to the clinics. Although the laboratory mouse still stands as a paradigm for many scientific discoveries and breakthro...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
A recent review article highlighted developments in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers, from new chemoprevention agents to telemedicine.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
A new meta-analysis offers compelling evidence on the causal relationship between indoor tanning and skin cancer risk.
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CONCLUSIONS: Diagnosis with a variety of health conditions appears to prompt drinking cessation in older adults. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30758044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ECT can be a curative as well as an organ and function-sparing mono modality treatment in high-risk NMSC. SIGNIFICANCE: Today ECT is mostly used as a palliative treatment. Its curative potential should be further investigated. Randomized studies comparing ECT with standard treatment is needed. Hopefully, this small study can encourage such studies. PMID: 30734631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
In this study, we analyzed inflammasome activation and expression of inflammasome proteins including their dow nstream cytokines in squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), a type of non-melanoma skin cancer derived from keratinocytes.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top smart algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you lived under a rock for the last couple of years, could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or machine...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs
1.Although studies in Caucasians suggest that caffeine may reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), studies among darker-skinned populations are lacking. 2.We showed that intake of coffee or caffeine may reduce the risk of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas among Chinese in Singapore.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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