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Article ID: 711914

Researchers, Patients Meet to Discuss Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induced disease that has a mortality of up to 50%.

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25-Apr-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 711925

Burn Surgeon Offers Safety Tips for Teen Bonfires

Loyola University Health System

Building a bonfire has become a popular activity among teenagers, but a big fire can result in serious burn injuries, cautions Loyola Medicine burn surgeon Arthur Sanford, MD.

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25-Apr-2019 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711900

Dermcidin May Play Role in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Skin Disease Hidradenitis Suppurativa

George Washington University

A team from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences have identified the protein dermcidin as having a potential role in the pathogenesis of the chronic skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa.

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25-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711834

Doctors Turning to Antibiotic Alternatives to Treat Acne, Rutgers Researchers Find

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings, published as Part I and Part II in the journal Dermatologic Clinics, surveyed studies on acute and long-term acne treatments over the past decade to identify trends.

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24-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711833

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Find BRAF Protein Modification Could Slow Tumor Growth

Moffitt Cancer Center

The protein BRAF is a key player in the development of many different types of cancer, including melanoma. Scientists have known that BRAF becomes activated by growth factors and subsequently stimulates downstream proteins that promote cancer cell growth, invasion and survival. However, less is understood about how BRAF is involved in communicating signals from pro-inflammatory cytokines that are released by immune cells in the surrounding tumor environment. Researchers in Moffitt Cancer Center’s Donald A. Adam Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence have discovered a signaling pathway between cytokines and BRAF that promotes tumor growth.

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24-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711797

Don’t Forget to Block Sun from Eyes, Ears and Lips

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

A recent study in the journal PLOS One showed that there is a sharp increase in skin cancer of the eyelids, ears and lips in this country.

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23-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711795

Mount Sinai Health System Experts Offer Vital Tips to Detect Early Skin Cancer Prevention and Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Mount Sinai Health System

In recognition of May’s Melanoma Monday and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Mount Sinai Health System experts are using state of the art devices to detect early skin cancers, arming the public with vital tips on prevention and offering free skin cancer screenings.

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23-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711696

UCI to establish skin biology, diseases resource center with $4 million NIH award

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2019 — With nearly $4 million in funding from the National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, the University of California, Irvine will establish the UCI Skin Biology Resource-based Center. One of only six such sites in the nation, it will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and resources to groups of investigators studying skin biology and diseases.

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22-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711687

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 AAD’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 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.

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22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711692

Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2021

American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Kenneth J. Tomecki, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2020 and will hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2021.

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22-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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