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Revised melanoma staging criteriaStaging system is derived from a new dataset of patients from 10 cancer centers around the world. Dermatologists should consider AJCC tumor characteristics as well as other factors in risk assessment, counseling, and follow-up plans for patients. Update takes effect in January 2018.
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising resultsA novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit.
SLNB for melanomaBiopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated
Topical corticosteroids reduce retinoid irritation, study showsTransient topical corticosteroids could take edge off severe irritation from topical retinoid acne treatment without decreasing efficacy.
Optimal topical retinoid use for acneStriking the perfect balance for retinoid use isn't easy. In this article, Dr. Michael Kolodney outlines his techniques for applying and managing retinoids.
A squamous cell carcinoma that disproportionately affects men
A squamous cell carcinoma that disproportionately affects menFactors that drive lip squamous cell carcinomas in men.
Male aesthetic procedures are up, despite little research on procedures in men
Male aesthetic procedures are up, despite little research on procedures in menWhile there is an increasing interest among men in cosmetic procedures, there is little research in this area to guide physicians. Experts say that customization is best for tough cases.
Marketing to the male patient
Marketing to the male patientMen are increasingly seeking aesthetic procedures, but they tend to learn toward specific procedures more than others. Learn more in our table-of-the-month.
What's your diagnosis? (November 2017)
What's your diagnosis? (November 2017)A 22-year-old woman asked her doctor about a number of tiny smooth brown and black papules that had slowly developed across her cheeks over the past year. (Photo courtesy of ©VisualDx 2017)
Venture capital and the future of dermatology: A reassessmentDr. Norman Levine offers bits of advice for those considering this type of change in your practice for those considering selling their practices to venture capital-backed enterprises based on his experience with one such company.

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