skin cancer Archives
Feb. 11, 2016—Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project.
Jul. 16, 2015—Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Sep. 11, 2014—Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer.
Jun. 19, 2014—New Vanderbilt research suggests patients with advanced melanoma — the most deadly form of skin cancer — could safely benefit from a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies aimed at specific gene mutations.
Oct. 25, 2012—Combination therapy with two drugs delayed the development of treatment resistance in patients with metastatic melanoma that expresses a specific mutation in the BRAF gene.