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Newswise: Dermatologist Says Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask
Released: 30-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Dermatologist Says Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask
Cedars-Sinai

If you are noticing red, irritated skin or small pimples under your face mask, you are far from alone. Allison Truong, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, says she is now seeing many patients complaining of what's commonly being called "maskne," or mask-acne.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – July 2020 Edition
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The July 2020 Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Sunscreen Tips for Parents
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

With so many sunscreens out there, how do you know which one is effective—and safe—for your child? Dr. Minnelly Lu, pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, shares the latest advice.

Newswise: Researchers Outline Need for Further Evaluation of Gene Expression Profiling in Melanoma Patients
Released: 29-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Researchers Outline Need for Further Evaluation of Gene Expression Profiling in Melanoma Patients
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

A consensus statement published today in JAMA Dermatology by a group of melanoma researchers evaluates the use of prognostic genetic expression profiling within clinical treatment of patients with melanoma. The group cautioned against routine use of currently-available genetic expression profiling tests for patients with cutaneous melanoma.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Dermatologists honored for pioneering teledermatology in the U.S. Army
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologists Hon Pak, MD, FAAD, MBA, and Darryl Hodson, MD, FAAD, as Patient Care Heroes for their work launching the country’s first robust teledermatology project two decades ago.

17-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Researcher Identifies Single Gene Biomarker to Differentiate Between Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Using Adhesive Tape Strips
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have pinpointed a single gene biomarker, nitride oxide synthase 2 (NOS2) that can distinguish atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis with 100 percent accuracy using adhesive tape strips, a non-invasive alternative to skin biopsy. The research will be published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Newswise: Don’t Get Burned by Sunscreen Mistakes: Some Parents May Not Properly Protect Children from the Sun
15-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Don’t Get Burned by Sunscreen Mistakes: Some Parents May Not Properly Protect Children from the Sun
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the majority of parents recognize the importance of sunscreen, they may not always use best practices to protect children from getting burned, a new national poll suggests.

Newswise: Doctors motivated by both health, malpractice concerns when ordering additional tests
Released: 17-Jul-2020 8:45 PM EDT
Doctors motivated by both health, malpractice concerns when ordering additional tests
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study has found that dermatopathologists, who specialize in diagnosing skin diseases at the microscopic level, are motivated both by patient safety concerns and by malpractice fears — often simultaneously — when ordering multiple tests and obtaining second opinions, with a higher proportion of these doctors reporting patient safety as a concern. When ordering additional microscopic tests for patients, 90% of the dermatopathologists surveyed cited patient safety as a concern and 71% of them reported malpractice fears. Similarly, when obtaining second reviews from a consulting pathologist or recommending additional surgical sampling, 91% cited safety concerns and 78% malpractice concerns.

Newswise: Use of Pembrolizumab Provided Long-Term Benefits in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma, 10-Year Look Shows
Released: 16-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Use of Pembrolizumab Provided Long-Term Benefits in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma, 10-Year Look Shows
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new 10-year analysis led by Igor Puzanov, MD, MSci, FACP, Director of Early Phase Clinical Trials and Chief of Melanoma at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and published today in the journal JAMA Oncology provides new insights into an important question: whether BRAF V600E/K mutation status or previous BRAF inhibitor (BRAFi) therapy with or without a MEK inhibitor (MEKi) affects response to pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda) in patients with advanced melanoma.

13-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover That Topical Treatment Improves Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine report that roflumilast cream (ARQ-151), which contains a highly potent, selective phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitor demonstrated significant improvements in patients with psoriasis signs and symptoms in as early as two weeks. The phase 2b trial results showed that when patients with plaque psoriasis applied topical roflumilast once-daily they reported clear skin as well as improvement in itch and burden of disease. The results of the paper were published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Jaad Ranks No. 1 Among Dermatology Journals
American Academy of Dermatology

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is the top peer-reviewed journal in its field, according to the 2019 impact factor rankings recently published by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Web of Science Group.

Newswise: University of Miami Health System Launches Skin of Color Division
Released: 13-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
University of Miami Health System Launches Skin of Color Division
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The Dr. Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Health System launches newly named Skin of Color Division led by a three-physician team – all women of color. Only a handful of dermatology programs across the country have so many physicians specializing in skin of color care.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Researcher Receives NIH Award to Study Immune Responses of Patients With Inflammatory Skin Diseases in the Setting of COVID-19 Infection
Mount Sinai Health System

The study will aim to understand whether systemic medications and biologics, such as dupilumab—a monoclonal antibody that binds to an inflammatory molecule, IL-4 receptor alfa, and inhibits the inflammatory response that leads to rashes and itching from atopic dermatitis/eczema—may have a positive or negative impact on COVID-19 responses in patients who have the disease.

Newswise: A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy
7-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of PRMT5 inhibitors to sensitize unresponsive melanoma to immune checkpoint therapy. PRMT5 inhibitors are currently in clinical trials in oncology, and this research provides a strong rationale for evaluating the drugs in tumors that are not responsive to immune checkpoint therapy. The study was published in Science Translational Medicine.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a patient’s melanoma the same day.

Newswise: July is National UV Safety Month
Released: 6-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
July is National UV Safety Month
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

July is UV Safety Month, the perfect time to raise awareness about the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares tips about how to reduce skin cancer risk during the summer months when UV rays are the strongest.

Newswise: Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her post July 1, 2020.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: dress to protect yourself from the sun. In addition to seeking shade and applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing goes a long way in protecting you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. However, not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection, say dermatologists. Some garments provide better UV protection than others.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Acute acral lesions in a case series of kids, teens during COVID-19 pandemic
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This case series describes 20 children and adolescents who presented with new-onset acral inflammatory lesions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Biomedical researchers get closer to why eczema happens
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York may help to peel back the layers of unhealthy skin — at least metaphorically speaking — and get closer to a cure.

Newswise: New Aad Survey: 74% of Parents Today Say They Worry About Sun Protection More with Their Children Than Their Parents Did with Them
Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New Aad Survey: 74% of Parents Today Say They Worry About Sun Protection More with Their Children Than Their Parents Did with Them
American Academy of Dermatology

With Father’s Day approaching, dermatologists are giving parents two thumbs up for keeping sun protection top of mind for their families. According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology, 74% of parents today say they worry about sun protection more with their children than their parents did with them, and 90% of parents believe it’s important to teach their children healthy habits now so they will keep them when they are adults.

Newswise: 5 Tips to Improve Nail Psoriasis at Home
Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
5 Tips to Improve Nail Psoriasis at Home
American Academy of Dermatology

Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects the skin and joints but could also affect the nails. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most people who have plaque psoriasis — the most common form of psoriasis — also develop nail psoriasis at some point. This is why dermatologists say it’s important for psoriasis patients to check their nails — both their fingernails and toenails — for signs of nail psoriasis, which can include nail dents, lifting, discoloration, thickening and crumbling. However, it’s also possible for patients to experience nail psoriasis without having psoriasis on other parts of their body.

Newswise: Case Western Reserve University-Led Research Uncovers Connections Between Psoriasis and Joint Disease
Released: 8-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Case Western Reserve University-Led Research Uncovers Connections Between Psoriasis and Joint Disease
Case Western Reserve University

A team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers has made two major discoveries involving psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating skin disease with no known cure.

Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Stem Cell Treatments ‘Go Deep’ to Regenerate Sun-Damaged Skin
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they’ve been getting good results, it’s been unclear exactly how these treatments – using adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own body – work to rejuvenate “photoaged” facial skin.

Released: 26-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Troublemaking ‘lesion’ singled out in UV-caused skin cancer
University of Washington School of Medicine

Upon exposure to human skin, ultraviolet light from the sun almost instantly generates two types of "lesions" that damage DNA. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle determined which of these lesions is responsible for activating a process that may increase cancerous mutations in cells.

Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Transplant Patients Need to be Examined by a Dermatologist: The American Dermatological Association endorses enhanced Screening, Surveillance, and Prevention of Skin Cancer and Skin Infection in Patients with Solid Organ Transplants
American Dermatological Association

Skin cancer and skin infection are significantly more likely in solid organ transplant patients compared to patients with normal immune system function. Almost 40,000 organ transplants were performed in the United States in 2019, a 9% increase over 2018.

Newswise: Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
Released: 18-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Survey: 60% of Americans Say They Have Gotten Sunburned So Badly Their Clothes Were Uncomfortable
American Academy of Dermatology

Memorial Day — long considered the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. — is quickly approaching, and dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are urging Americans to practice safe sun as they head outdoors, especially as shelter-in-place measures related to COVID-19 begin to lift. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime, yet new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t protecting themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Released: 7-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
GW Survey Evaluates Influence of Social Media in Attracting Patients
George Washington University

A recent survey from the George Washington University suggests that patients do not take social media into consideration when looking for a dermatologist and recommend that practitioners should use social media as a tool in engaging and educating patients.

Released: 5-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Supportive Oncodermatology Interventions Improve Patient Quality of Life
George Washington University

A recent survey from the GW Cancer Center found that enrollment in a supportive oncodermatology program is associated with a significantly improved quality of life score. The results are published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

Newswise: Study finds racial differences in time it takes to treat melanoma
Released: 30-Apr-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Study finds racial differences in time it takes to treat melanoma
Case Western Reserve University

Black patients with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer are likely to experience a longer delay from diagnosis to surgery than non-Hispanic white (NHW) patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Newswise: New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds Most Americans Know Sun Protection Is Important, Yet Many Aren’t Protecting Themselves
Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:15 AM EDT
New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds Most Americans Know Sun Protection Is Important, Yet Many Aren’t Protecting Themselves
American Academy of Dermatology

As more Americans head outdoors for warmer weather and fresh air amid “shelter-in-place” measures, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology have an important reminder: practice safe sun. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, but new data from the AAD shows that many Americans aren’t taking the necessary steps to protect themselves.

Newswise: Immunotherapy Before Surgery Could Advance Care of an Aggressive Form of Skin Cancer
Released: 27-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Immunotherapy Before Surgery Could Advance Care of an Aggressive Form of Skin Cancer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the safety of a type of immunotherapy before surgery in patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer, researchers report that the treatment eliminated pathologic evidence of cancer in nearly half of the study participants undergoing surgery. In patients whose tumors respond, this treatment approach offers the potential to reduce the extent of surgery and may also slow or eliminate tumor relapses that often occur after surgery.

Newswise: Superior Progression-Free Survival Associated with Continuous Targeted Therapy Combination for BRAF-mutated Melanoma
27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Superior Progression-Free Survival Associated with Continuous Targeted Therapy Combination for BRAF-mutated Melanoma
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Results from a randomized phase 2 clinical trial examining the targeted therapy drugs dabrafenib and tremetinib in both continuous and intermittent treatment of patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma show continuous dosing yields superior progression free survival. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigator shares more on the work presented at the opening plenary session of the virtual AACR Annual Meeting.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Statement on the Dangers of Ultraviolet Exposure
American Academy of Dermatology

There is no evidence to support the recent speculation that traditional ultraviolet exposure is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This misinformation may encourage the public to seek UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds, inherently increasing their risk of skin cancer.

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Released: 21-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
How to Reduce Flares if You Have Lupus
American Academy of Dermatology

Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. This may significantly limit access to the drugs by those who depend on it to manage their health conditions.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
As Virtual Health Care Visits Soar Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, Dermatologists Share Tips to Help Patients Manage Their Appointments
American Academy of Dermatology

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, telemedicine visits — which allow patients to have an appointment with their doctor from the comfort and safety of their homes — are skyrocketing. This has created unique challenges for both patients and doctors alike as medicine quickly adapts to health care appointments via video conferencing, sending photos, and other virtual tools. This is why dermatologists — a specialty with more than two decades of experience in telemedicine — are stepping up to share tips to help patients across all medical specialties get the most out of their telemedicine appointments.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Elects New Officers, Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. These officers and board members, all of whom are board-certified dermatologists, will also hold the same position for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2022
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Mark D. Kaufmann, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2021 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2022.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Common Protein in Skin Can ‘Turn On’ Allergic Itch
North Carolina State University

A commonly expressed protein in skin – periostin – can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin. Blocking periostin receptors on these neurons reduced the itch response in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis, or eczema.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Phoenix Dermatologist & Oncologist Honored for Providing Collaborative Care to Patient with Rare Cancer
American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology recognizes Drs. Lindsay Ackerman and Craig Reeder with national “Patient Care Hero” awards

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Installs New Officers and Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

Today, the American Academy of Dermatology installed two new officers and five new directors to its Board of Directors. The AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. They will also hold the same positions for the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a sister organization to the AAD that focuses on government affairs, health policy, and practice information.

16-Mar-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Melanoma Is Killing Fewest Americans in Decades
NYU Langone Health

Advances in treatment have led to the largest yearly declines in deaths due to melanoma ever recorded for this skin cancer, results of a new study suggest.

Newswise: New UCI-led study reveals how skin cells prepare to heal wounds
Released: 19-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT
New UCI-led study reveals how skin cells prepare to heal wounds
University of California, Irvine

A team of University of California, Irvine researchers have published the first comprehensive overview of the major changes that occur in mammalian skin cells as they prepare to heal wounds. Results from the study provide a blueprint for future investigation into pathological conditions associated with poor wound healing, such as in diabetic patients.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
American Academy of Dermatology Shares Hand Washing Tips Amid Covid-19
American Academy of Dermatology

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, health officials have been urging Americans to wash their hands at every opportunity. Hand washing is critical to the effort to stop the spread of the virus. However, a side effect of frequent hand washing is dry skin that can flake, itch, crack and even bleed, say dermatologists at the American Academy of Dermatology, making consumers more susceptible to germs and other bacteria. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to avoid excessive dryness due to handwashing.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Washing Wear: Five Ways to Keep Your Hands from Drying and Cracking
Rush University Medical Center

Now more than ever, hand-washing is important. As we work to battle the further spread of what is now a global pandemic, hand hygiene is our number weapon.

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT
How to Prevent Hair Damage From a Weave or Extensions
American Academy of Dermatology

For many women, wearing a weave or extensions is a great way to switch up their hairstyle, adding length, volume and even color. However, while these hairstyles offer a range of possibilities, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say wearing them can damage your natural hair and even cause hair loss if proper precautions and care are not taken.


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