Scientists used a mobile app to screen elderly patients for potential skin cancer lesions, pointing to the value of digital health tools.
Category: Skin Cancers
Researchers discuss health disparities in melanoma diagnoses
While melanoma rates have leveled off for most of the United States, Black and Latino communities are at a higher risk for the disease.
Stanford residents aim to make clinics more sustainable
Stanford Medicine resident and collaborators spearhead an effort to decrease waste from dermatology clinics.
Keeping treatment-resistant skin cancer cells in check
Anthony Oro is devoted to understanding the origin of basal cell carcinomas. Now he's found how some become resistant to a common treatment.
Does retinol deserve the hype? A Stanford dermatologist weighs in
A Stanford dermatologist weighs in on using retinol to fight aging, acne and other skin problems, and whether it deserves the hype.
Fighting skin cancer with Facebook, YouTube and…rap?
Stanford researcher Eleni Linos turned to social media to see if it was a more effective way to spread information about skin cancer and tanning to youth.
May I have this dance? Nuclear chaperones guide transcription factors to DNA
Proteins that guide transcription factors from the nuclear membrane to the DNA cause drug-resistant skin cancers and are new targets for drug development.
Frequent skin cancers might indicate increased risk for other cancers
People who develop abnormal numbers of skin cancers called basal cell carcinomas may be at increased risk of other, unrelated internal cancers.
“Molecular car wash” aims to make skin cancer surgery quicker and more accurate
A "molecular car wash" may help dermatologists accurately and more quickly identify and remove tiny skin cancers caused by sun damage. The technique also pinpoints subtle molecular differences associated with the cancers that may one day guide treatment.
Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson champion cancer survivors at Stanford event
Nine years ago, former Stanford oncologist Ellie Guardino, MD, PhD, was putting on a gown to prepare for an event when she reached back to …
Having a healthy fear of skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common human cancer in the U.S., and its most serious type results in nearly 10,000 deaths each year. But do …
Tears of healing: A patient’s reflection on cancer
Not long ago, I watched Joan Baez's 75th birthday concert. Many stars shared the stage with her, playing the music of my youth. When the …
Computer identifies skin cancer as well as dermatologists, Stanford researchers report
When I was a kid, I spent all summer swimming and lying out by the pool without sunscreen. Now, I go to a dermatologist annually …
In situ melanoma patients now eligible for quicker procedure at Stanford Medicine
When a dear friend learned that the dark patch of skin near her eye was lentigo maligna, an early stage of melanoma, her worries began. She …
Stay sun-safe this summer with these sunscreen tips
Bombarded by an array of sunscreens, it's tricky to figure out which one is both safe to use and protective against harmful sun exposure. Never fear: …
Beware of black salve, a pseudo-treatment of cancer, dermatologists warn
As a child, I was a big fan of the Little House on the Prairie books and show, and I still have a clear image in …