Skin Cancer

The AJMC® Skin Cancer compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights about melanoma and other skin cancers.

SLN Biopsy Promising for Long-term Metastatic Melanoma Control

August 10th 2022, 8:56pm


The usefulness of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy was investigated among patients with melanoma and SLN metastases.

Risk of Keratinocyte Carcinoma Increases With Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant

August 2nd 2022, 5:08pm


This new study investigated keratinocyte carcinoma mortality and morbidity rates following pediatric solid organ transplant. Little is known on these associations in pediatric patients; more is known of these outcomes among adult patients.

Margin Size Associated With Risk of Local Recurrence From Melanoma In Situ

July 29th 2022, 4:43pm


This new study, conducted among persons living with melanoma in situ, investigated the possibility of identifying clinicopathological predictors of local recurrence.

Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Improves Skin Cancer Diagnosis in New Trial

July 25th 2022, 9:01pm


This prospective study on reflectance confocal microscopy, a high-resolution and noninvasive form of imaging for skin cancer, investigated if the diagnostic method could improve accuracy results by 30% following dermoscopy.

Dr Vernon Sondak on BRAF Mutations in Metastatic Melanoma

July 22nd 2022, 6:15pm


In this interview, Vernon Sondak, MD, the chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida, explains the latest approach to treating patients with melanoma with BRAF mutations, including those whose disease has spread to the brain or other sites.

Pediatric, Adolescent Melanoma Uptick Seen in Finland

July 21st 2022, 9:34pm


Although melanoma incidence has been reported in Europe overall for the past several decades, specific numbers on the cancer’s incidence in Finland, as well as disease trends, have remained unknown.

Use of Local Skin Flaps May Lead to Reduced Risk of Scarring Following Mohs Surgery

July 16th 2022, 4:28pm


Three methods of cosmetic surgery—local skin flap, full thickness skin graft, and secondary intention—were evaluated for their scarring risk following Mohs microscopic surgery on the distal third of the nose.

KEYNOTE-716: First Data on DMFS Show Additional Pembrolizumab Benefit in Patients With Melanoma

July 14th 2022, 2:56pm


New date from the KEYNOTE-716 trial show distant metastasis-free survival benefit from pembrolizumab use in melanoma.

Genetic Patterns, Targeted Therapy Resistance Link in Melanoma Explored in New Study

July 12th 2022, 11:48am


The analysis could help investigators better understand why a subset of patients with advanced melanoma develops resistance or does not respond to targeted therapy.

High-risk Mohs Surgery Outcomes Superior to Historical Data for cSCC, Study Shows

July 7th 2022, 11:07pm


This new report suggests patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) have improved odds when they undergo Mohs micrographic surgery.