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Mobile app effective in increasing skin self-examination rates

5 August 2018

A mobile app for patients already using total body photography is an effective tool in increasing skin self-examination rates and skin examination reminders can provide a better overall experience for a subset of patients, according to this recent study. 

WHO guidelines for sun protection should be revised in light of new evidence

29 June 2018

Current guidelines from the World Health Organization that state sun protection is required only when the UV Index is 3 or greater are not evidence based and are somewhat simplistic. New evidence that suggests the UV Index is a continuous scale and more comprehensive sun protection is required as the UV Index increases should inform the revision of these guidelines for the future, according to this recent study.

Testing genomic variants helps predict melanoma risk

26 June 2018

Testing of genomic variants can identify people who are susceptible to melanoma despite not having a traditional phenotypic risk profile, according to this recent study which analysed data from Australia and the UK. 

Interferon Signaling Frequently Downregulated in Melanoma

25 June 2018

Melanoma responses to interferon-y are heterogeneous, frequently downregulated in immune checkpoint inhibitor-naïve melanoma and potentially predictive of response to immunotherapy, according to this recent study.