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Melanoma recurrence more often detected by patients’ self-checks than routine imaging

17 February 2017

Patients more often detect the recurrence of early stage melanoma by self-checks than physicians do by routine imaging tests, research shows. The study, “Patient Symptoms Are the Most Frequent Indicators of Recurrence in Patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage II Melanoma,” was published on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.                                       

Dermoscopic images improve internet-based skin examinations

7 February 2017

The addition of dermoscopic images significantly improves the results of an internet-based skin cancer screening system, compared with screening systems based on clinical images alone, according to results of a recent randomised clinical trial.

Treatment-related adverse events with nivolumab

4 February 2017

Treatment-related adverse events with nivolumab monotherapy are primarily low grade and not influenced by prior treatment with ipilimumab, according to the results of a large, comprehensive analysis.  Researchers indicate, however, that there appears to be an interaction between what leads to tumor regression and toxicities, i.e., patients treated with nivolumab who experience immune-related adverse events have a higher overall response rate.

Role of oncology nurses in protecting cancer patients

3 February 2017

Oncology nurses can play an important role in protecting their patients from future skin cancer morbidity and mortality, according to a review of research and evidence-based resources on skin cancer prevention.

Skin cancer prevention can be life-saving and cost-saving

2 February 2017

“A comprehensive skin cancer prevention program can be both life-saving and cost-saving,” according to authors of a recent Australia study.  Based upon their analysis,“a potential return of $3.20 can be achieved for every dollar invested”.