Jul 22, 2010 - Melanoma specialists who are not dermatologists tend to excise thin invasive melanomas to a deeper level than do dermatologist specialists and non-specialists, according to research published online July 19 in the Archives of Dermatology.
Sep 23, 2010 - The depth of excision of invasive melanomas differs substantially among different types of physicians, according to a study in the September issue of the Archives of Dermatology.
Dec 10, 2013 - Patients with stage III or IV melanoma who have not received treatment with BRAF inhibitors remain at risk for developing new primary melanomas, although the incidence rates are lower than those observed in studies of dabrafenib and vemurafenib, according to research published online Dec. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Jul 19, 2013 - A considerable proportion of children with melanoma do not present with conventional melanoma detection criteria (asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter > 6 mm, and evolution), according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Jul 1, 2013 - White males with melanoma are more likely to die from the disease compared with white females with melanoma, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA Dermatology.
Jun 25, 2013 - Mortality is similar for patients with single primary melanomas (SPMs) and multiple primary melanomas (MPMs), but relative mortality is considerably higher for patients with thicker SPMs versus thicker MPMs, according to a study published online June 19 in JAMA Dermatology.
Apr 19, 2013 - The diagnostic accuracy of smartphone applications that analyze photos of pigmented skin lesions for melanoma risk is highly variable and incorrectly classifies about a third of melanomas as benign, according to a study published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology.
Aug 1, 2012 - Lymphoid follicles, comprising clusters of B lymphocytes and follicular dendritic cells associated with high endothelial venules, are found in melanoma metastases, but not in primary melanomas, according to a study published online July 31 in Cancer Research.
Jun 29, 2012 - Pediatric patients diagnosed with an invasive cutaneous melanoma have nearly double the relative risk of developing a subsequent primary melanoma, compared with adults, according to a study published online June 20 in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Jun 22, 2012 - Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte grade is an independent predictor of melanoma-specific survival and sentinel lymph node status in patients with localized primary cutaneous melanoma, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
May 22, 2012 - Dabrafenib, the mutant BRAF-selective inhibitor of BRAF kinase, is safe for treating solid tumors and shows antitumor activity against Val600-mutant BRAF melanomas and other solid tumors, including melanomas that have metastasized to the brain, according to a study published in the May 19 issue of The Lancet.
May 14, 2012 - Metastatic melanomas from patients with chronic sun exposure have higher mutation rates, and a single gene is mutated in 14 percent of metastatic melanomas, according to a study published online May 9 in Nature.