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2011-12-02 22:30:00

According to Dermatopathologist, Dr. George Hollenberg, the use of FISH in malignant melanoma diagnosis is a âœgame changer.â Plainview, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Acupath Laboratories, Inc. in Plainview, New York announces that the New York State Department of Health has approved its validation for their new fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test, AcuProbeâ“ž¢ FISH for Melanoma, which enables a more objective,...

2011-05-15 00:02:30

Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly skin cancer exams. More than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, outnumbering all other cancers combined. There is no reason to delay a clinical exam for skin cancer. Plainview, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg applauds melanoma month in May and urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly...

2011-04-06 16:12:11

Noted TGen-Scottsdale Healthcare oncologist discusses vismodegib study at AACR A new drug is effective in preventing new basal cell carcinomas in patients with an inherited predisposition to the disease. These patients with basal cell nevus syndrome develop large numbers of basal cells, which can become locally invasive or metastatic, according to a discussion presented by renowned oncologist Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research...

2011-04-03 15:49:29

A new hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrated efficacy in preventing and treating basal cell cancer among patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, a rare inheritable disease, according to Phase II data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. In 1996, Ervin Epstein Jr., M.D., senior scientist at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, and colleagues identified the site of the mutation that causes basal cell nevus syndrome: the PTCH gene, which encodes a...

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...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area. The decision to treat a birthmark is one that parents should make with a dermatologist, who can determine the type of birthmark and whether or not it poses any potential risks in the future. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of...

2010-10-19 13:56:57

Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, which predisposes them to develop non-melanoma skin cancers, appear to be at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency if they take steps to protect themselves from sunlight, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease, fractures, cancer, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality," the authors write as...

2010-10-19 08:50:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, which predisposes them to develop non-melanoma skin cancers, appear to be at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency if they take steps to protect themselves from sunlight. "Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease, fractures, cancer, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality," the authors were quoted as saying. "There is increasing concern that sun protection, recommended by...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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