High consumption of vitamin A can decrease the risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University, was published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (July 31, 2019).
Skin cancer surgery may pose more complications for smokers, according at a new study. The study, published online ahead of print in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (June 13, 2019), examined the results of Mohs reconstructive surgery to remove skin cancer lesions on 1,008 patients.
Skin cancer patients with a history of smoking have a significantly lower survival rate than skin cancer patients who do not smoke. Smoking cigarettes decreases survival rate in melanoma patients by 40 per cent according to a new study published by the medical journal Cancer Research (Feb. 17, 2019).
Patients in the United States who live in a state with a higher incidence of melanoma are more likely to survive the disease. Conversely, Americans who live in a state with a lower incidence of melanoma are less likely to survive the disease. Researchers believe that this seeming contradiction might be a result of better detection in more well-funded regions leading to better outcomes.