Many Tanning Salons Not Compliant With State Laws, Study FindsNovember 3rd 2017
Overall, 159 of the 427 tanning salons were out of compliance, and most of them were in rural locations and southern regions of the United States. Additionally, this was more common in independently owned salons, in states with younger age groups being regulated and in states with more than one tanning regulation.
Dabrafenib Plus Trametinib Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for MelanomaOctober 24th 2017
The FDA has awarded the combination of dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) a breakthrough therapy designation for the adjuvant treatment of patients with stage III melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation following complete resection.
Immunotherapy A First in Treating Merkel Cell CarcinomaJuly 19th 2017
The immunotherapy agent, avelumab (Bavencio) is the first drug to receive approval to treat Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare form of skin cancer. Carrie Best was the first patient to enroll in a clinical trial of avelumab, the first to receive the drug for Merkel cell carcinoma, and the first to become cancer-free.
Sunscreen Guide Contains Surprises About EffectivenessMay 31st 2017
The Environmental Working Group has issued published its 11th annual guide including information on beach and sport sunscreens, moisturizers and lip products containing Sun Protection Factor (SPF).
More Emphasis Needed on Melanoma Risk in Non-White PopulationsMay 22nd 2017
Overall survival for patient with cutaneous melanoma was significantly lower for non-white patients, indicating a need for more emphasis on screening and awareness in these populations.