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Henry Ford Hospital Dermatology Expert Available for NEJM Study "Afamelanotide for Erythropoietic Protoporphria"

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Researchers Repurpose Technology to Reduce Psychological and Physical Scars of Burn Injuries

It’s the season for backyard grilling, campfires, fireworks – and burn injuries. Over the next few months, U.S. burn centers will see thousands of severe burns requiring painful skin grafts and lengthy treatment. Researchers are developing new ways to use already approved therapies to help alleviate the anxiety and pain of burn treatments – as well as improve outcomes.

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Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

Monte Shaheen, MD, and colleagues from around the country recently published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about a promising new treatment for melanoma.

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Viagra Does Something Very Important —but It Is Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Researchers Conclude

A rigorous analysis of more than 20,000 medical records concludes that erectile dysfunction drugs, such as Viagra, are not a cause of melanoma, an often deadly form of skin cancer, despite the higher risk for the disease among users of these drugs.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 June 2015

Topics include: women's health, cancer care, research at the Large Hadron Collider, dementia drug treatment, dermatology, skin cancer, breast cancer, smoking risks, and genetics.

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UAB Dermatologists’ Drive to Eliminate Psoriasis Is Personal

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Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.

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Researchers Discover Mechanism Leading to BRAF Inhibitor Resistance in Melanoma Patients

The development of targeted therapies has significantly improved the survival of melanoma patients over the last decade; however, patients often relapse because many therapies do not kill all of the tumor cells, and the remaining cells adapt to treatment and become resistant. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that can lead melanoma cells to develop resistance to drugs that target the protein BRAF.

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Mayo Clinic and TGen Help Launch Clinical Trials to Combat Advanced Skin Cancer

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer.

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Discovery May Lead to Targeted Melanoma Therapies

Melanoma patients with high levels of a protein that controls the expression of pro-growth genes are less likely to survive, according to a new study.

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How to Enjoy Summer Days While Preserving Your Skin

As many begin to spend long summer days outside, it’s crucial to have the right information about skin protection and the dangers of sun exposure. Today, Montefiore dermatologist Dr. Holly Kanavy debunks many widely-shared myths regarding skin care and offers accurate information to help people enjoy the outdoors this summer while preserving their skin.