skin cancer Archives
Feb. 11, 2016—Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project.
Jul. 16, 2015—Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.
Jun. 19, 2014—New Vanderbilt research suggests patients with advanced melanoma — the most deadly form of skin cancer — could safely benefit from a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies aimed at specific gene mutations.
Apr. 25, 2013—A sore throat can be a symptom of allergies or a cold virus but if the sore throat persists it may be an early symptom of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt will hold a free head and neck cancer screening day, Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center,...
Oct. 25, 2012—Combination therapy with two drugs delayed the development of treatment resistance in patients with metastatic melanoma that expresses a specific mutation in the BRAF gene.
May. 23, 2012—To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to UV sun rays, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Because no single step can fully protect...
Mar. 23, 2012—A new study offers clues on why melanoma patients who are treated with oral drugs inhibiting the BRAF gene are at increased risk for developing secondary skin cancers.