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2011-02-07 01:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech International, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing genomic medicine to dermatologists, today announced that the discovery data on its new genomic assay for melanoma have been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The test is based on the EGIR(TM) technology (Epidermal Genetic Information Retrieval) that non-invasively collects cells from the skin's surface using a custom adhesive. Details from the paper...

2009-04-29 09:37:51

Saint Louis University Doctors Stress Screenings for Melanoma In a case study of a type of melanoma skin cancer typically found on chronically sun-exposed skin, Saint Louis University researchers found that imiquimod, a topical cream, produced good results for patients when used together with surgery to treat the cancer, potentially helping doctors cut less. The study, published in Dermatologic Surgery, looked at two cases of the most common type of melanoma of the head and neck, lentigo...

2006-07-21 10:24:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with melanomas in the head and neck area have experienced a greater total amount of sun exposure than those who develop the deadly skin cancers in their trunk area, Australian researchers report. The findings lend support to the theory that melanomas on different parts of the body arise through different mechanisms, the researchers note in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. David C. Whiteman of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and...