Skin cancer on the rise
New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a team of researchers. Their paper uses medical records from the Rochester Epidemiology Project to compare diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma ? both nonmelanoma skin cancers ? between 2000 and 2010 to diagnoses in prior years.
CONCLUSION: PUVA therapy is associated with an increased risk of CCNM inthe Mediterranean population. PMID: 30503067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Radiotherapy plays a role in the definitive or adjuvant management of early and late stage skin cancers including nonmelanoma basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. The role of radiotherapy in skin cancers of the head and neck is reviewed including early and advanced-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. In particular, the indications, oncologic outcomes, and technical aspects of radiotherapy for these diseases are discussed. PMID: 30420066 [PubMed - in process]
Radiotherapy plays a role in the definitive or adjuvant management of early and late stage skin cancers including nonmelanoma basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. The role of radiotherapy in skin cancers of the head and neck is reviewed including early and advanced-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers, melanoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma. In particular, the indications, oncologic outcomes, and technical aspects of radiotherapy for these diseases are discussed.
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00405B, PaperRub én D. Piacentini, Lara Sofía Della Ceca, Adriana Ipiña The increase in ambient temperature due to climate change is expected to affect the carcinogenicity of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
CONCLUSIONS: Dermatological follow-up is important in OTRs, due to the higher risk of tumors and mainly NMSC. Clinical and environmental factors, including cigarette smoking, are useful in characterizing OTR with higher risk of NMSC. PMID: 30251802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated the increased risk of skin cancer in transplant patients during the first 7 years of follow-up and made the dermatologists aware about the need of a regular cutaneous follow up for this subset of patients. PMID: 30229636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Opinion statementDermatoscopy (dermoscopy) improves the diagnosis of benign and malignant cutaneous neoplasms in comparison with examination with the unaided eye and should be used routinely for all pigmented and non-pigmented cutaneous neoplasms. It is especially useful for the early stage of melanoma when melanoma-specific criteria are invisible to the unaided eye. Preselection by the unaided eye is therefore not recommended. The increased availability of polarized dermatoscopes, and the extended use of dermatoscopy in non-pigmented lesions led to the discovery of new criteria, and we recommend that lesions should be exa...
Cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is after basal cell carcinoma the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and accounts for 20% of all cutaneous malignancies . Particularly effected are organ transplant recipients (OTRs) with a 65 to 250 higher risk than the general population due to their immunosuppression as major risk factor . Moreover, cSCC in OTRs are often quite aggressive with high recurrence rates, metastasis and death . The most widely used agents to prevent graft rejection in solid OTRs are calcineurin-inhibitors in combination with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids as the stand...
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the two most common skin cancers found in humans. These cancers can acquire drug resistance and pose considerable medical burdens to clinics and patients if left untreated. Two recent studies show that active Hippo signaling plays a critical role in initiating BCC and SCC tumorigenesis, providing new opportunities to develop therapies against these skin malignancies.
In conclusion, dermoscopy is valuable for the diagnosis of CNH as a first screening tool because of a consistent global dermoscopic configuration (daisy pattern), consisting of radially arranged white thick lines surroun ding a central rounded yellow/brown clod.