Men are genetically more prone to skin cancers such as melanoma, and now researchers may know why. According to investigators, the x chromosome contains three genes with significant mutations, of which one was only found in men.
Inherited gene variations may dictate how cancers such as melanoma metastasize in an individual’s body, according to a new study.
After viewing photos of their faces that had been digitally aged, students enrolled in a study changed their sun tanning behaviours, according to new research. The study, published online in JAMA Dermatology (May 6, 2020), looked at the behaviours of 1,573 students in 52 middle school classes in Brazil.
A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm intended to help diagnose a wider range of skin conditions than other currently available technologies has been developed by researchers in South Korea. According to researchers at Seoul National University, in Seoul, Korea, the algorithm is an advancement because it focuses on a wider range skin conditions beyond the detection of skin cancer.
For patients with vitiligo, extended treatment with narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy does not lead to an increase in their risk of developing skin cancer, according to a new study. The study, published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (Mar. 11, 2020), took a deeper look at UVB phototherapy, which is often used for vitiligo patients.
Higher levels of media literacy in young adults led to a reduction in appearance-based comparisons, with individuals idealizing tanned appearance less, according to a new study. Based on these findings, published online ahead of print in Social Media + Society (Feb. 19, 2020), the investigators believe that higher levels of media literacy may result in a lower risk of skin cancer.
New smartphone apps designed to help catch early signs of skin cancer using photographs may not be as accurate as previously thought, according to a new study published in The BMJ (Feb. 10, 2020).
The discovery of a new RNA molecule could lead to earlier detection of squamous cell carcinoma in the future, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Pathology (Feb. 2020; 190(2):503-517), found that the molecule, named PRECSIT, is integral in determining how squamous cell carcinoma grows and spreads.
A team of dermatologists and ophthalmologists have developed a new set of guidelines for treating a rare but dangerous cancer of the human skin oil glands. The guidelines, published online ahead of print in The Lancet Oncology (Dec 1, 2019), outline diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment protocols for sebaceous carcinoma.
A new study has provided evidence that skin cancer prevention campaigns may be effective in reducing melanoma.
The study, published online ahead of print in PLOS Medicine (Oct. 8, 2019), looked at the Australian skin cancer prevention program, SunSmart.