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Skin Cancer December 2008 Archive


Mohs vs. Conventional Surgery

Sunday December 28, 2008
The most common treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is surgery: either simple surgical excision (removal) or Mohs surgery. Excision is used to treat both ... Read More

Elesclomol advances

Sunday December 21, 2008
Add another feather in the cap of elesclomol, a novel experimental drug for patients with stage IV metastatic melanoma. Elesclomol previously received "Fast Track" and "Orphan Drug" designations from the ... Read More

New "Orphan" Drug for Melanoma

Monday December 15, 2008
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration granted the experimental agent tesetaxel "orphan drug" status for treatment of patients with advanced melanoma. Tesetaxel is a new member of the taxane ... Read More

Anti-Tanning Laws Not Being Enforced

Monday December 8, 2008
State laws meant to keep teens out of indoor tanning booths haven't made much of an impact, a new study has found, disappointing doctors hoping to reduce the skin cancer ... Read More

Melanoma Up, Other Cancers Down

Monday December 1, 2008
Last week, the big "Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer" was released. As usual, it contained some good news and some bad news. The good news is ... Read More

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