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Lockdown skin cancer diagnosis delays linked to deaths and £6bn costs in Europe

Written by | 21 Feb 2024

Delays in diagnosing melanoma due to Covid-19 lockdown may have contributed to over 100,000 years of life lost across Europe and over £6bn in costs, mainly indirectly due… read more.

AI software shows significant improvement in skin cancer detection, new study shows

Written by | 15 Oct 2023

Skin cancer detection using artificial intelligence (AI) software has rapidly improved, new research has shown, with the latest software reaching a 100% detection rate for melanoma.1 The study,… read more.

Fewer cases of melanoma among people taking vitamin D supplements

Written by | 13 Jan 2023

Fewer cases of melanoma were observed among regular users of vitamin D supplements than among non-users, a new study finds. People taking vitamin D supplements regularly also had… read more.

Immunotherapy before targeted therapy improves survival in advanced melanoma

Written by | 4 Oct 2022

Researchers reported a 20 percent advantage in the two-year overall survival rate for subjects with advanced melanoma and a mutation in the BRAF gene, specifically a BRAF V600 mutation, who were initially… read more.

Many pathologists agree overdiagnosis of skin cancer happens, but don’t change diagnosis behavior

Written by | 10 May 2022

As the most serious type of skin cancer, a melanoma diagnosis carries emotional, financial and medical consequences. That’s why recent studies finding that there is an overdiagnosis of… read more.

Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

Written by | 26 Feb 2022

Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40% — markedly higher than the recurrence rates for cand other skin cancers, according to… read more.

Possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer

Written by | 17 Jan 2022

Research by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests that a vaccine stimulating production of a protein critical to the skin’s antioxidant network could help people bolster… read more.

Encouraging data in advanced melanoma

Written by | 14 Nov 2019

There was a lot of great news from the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona for melanoma patients. Written by Esther Drain.

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