Skin Cancer

Surgeon general issues call to action to prevent skin cancerThe U.S. Surgeon General has issued a statement citing skin cancer as a “major public health problem” and noting the danger of indoor tanning and sun exposure.
Electronic brachytherapy allows collaboration between dermatologists, radiation oncologistsElectronic surface brachytherapy allows dermatologists to offer patients another safe, effective option for nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), many experts say. And if the specialty doesn’t seize the opportunity, they add, it might lose some skin cancer treatments to radiation oncologists.
Clinicians emphasize risk of skin cancer in patients with skin of colorThere is a misconception that people with skin of color are not at risk of skin cancer, and dermatologists are responsible for better educating themselves and their patients about this danger, says an expert who spoke at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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