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Content tagged with Skin cancers
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Patients Coping With Interferon Alpha-2b Treatment for Melanoma
Melissa Scott  
1/20/2017   Post a comment
Oncology nurse Melissa Kelly wants to know how you manage patients receiving interferon for melanoma.
Lessening the Discomfort of Full-Body Skin Assessments
Carole McCue  
5/23/2016   12 comments
Registered nurse Carole McCue shares a study on the comfort of patients receiving full-body skin exams.
FDA Expands Opdivo and Yervoy Approval for Patients With Advanced Melanoma
Carole McCue  
2/8/2016   Post a comment
Registered nurse Carole McCue talks about the recently expanded approval for two melanoma drugs.
The Importance of Vulvar Self-Exams
Lori Smith  
1/28/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that skin cancer can appear in obscure places.
FDA Proposes Rules for Indoor Tanning Beds to Protect Children and Teens
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
1/7/2016   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning talks about the changes proposed by the FDA when it comes to teens and tanning beds.
Mole Count May Predict Melanoma Risk
Lori Smith  
1/5/2016   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith explains that the number of moles on the right arm may increase the melanoma risk.
New App Allows Patients to Monitor Skin Changes, Participate in Research
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
12/10/2015   1 comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning takes a look at a smartphone app for melanoma.
FDA Approves Cobimetinib Combination Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
12/2/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning talks about a recently FDA-approved targeted therapy for melanoma.
FDA Approves Expanded Use of Yervoy for Melanoma
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
11/13/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning discusses a recent approval by the FDA for melanoma.
FDA Approves Imlygic for Advanced Melanoma
Lori Smith  
11/9/2015   Post a comment
Nurse practitioner and health writer Lori Smith discusses a new oncolytic therapy drug approved for advanced melanoma.
Melanoma Rates Doubled, Education Needed to Reverse Trend
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning emphasizes the need for more skin cancer prevention education.
More Education Needed for Better Sunscreen Use
Marijke Vroomen Durning  
5/22/2015   2 comments
Health writer and registered nurse Marijke Vroomen Durning stresses the need for better UV protection.
UV Protection—It's Not Just for the Summer Months
Lori Smith  
2/17/2015   2 comments
Lori Smith stresses the importance of UV protection beyond the summer months.
FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Advanced Melanoma Drug
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/5/2014   4 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses a new melanoma biotherapy drug recently approved by the FDA.
FDA Approves 2 New Targeted Therapies for Melanoma
Monica Key  
7/23/2013   13 comments
Monica Key shares information on two new melanoma drugs that will be available for patients diagnosed with melanoma.
Check Their Skin!
Monica Key  
7/18/2013   11 comments
Nurse practitioner Monica Key encourages nurses to perform thorough skin examinations on new and existing cancer patients.
July Is UV Safety Month: Do You Know Where Your Sunscreen Is?
Melissa Scott  
7/11/2013   26 comments
Melissa Scott explains the proper use of sunscreen during the summer months and all year long.
A Sun Safety Message for 'Don't Fry Day'
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/24/2013   18 comments
As we kick off the summer season, community editor Michelle Bragazzi reminds us to protect ourselves while enjoying the outdoors.
May Is Melanoma Awareness Month – Are You Familiar With All of the Risks?
Michael Kaufman  
5/10/2013   13 comments
Michael Kaufman shares some scary facts about skin cancer.
Veterans Still Facing a Fight
Michelle Bragazzi  
9/10/2012   7 comments
Community Editor Michelle Bragazzi explains why military veterans are at an increased risk for cancer
Being SunWise During Treatment
Monica Key  
8/1/2012   8 comments
Monica Key shares the importance of calculating for UV exposure during treatment.
Melanoma Screening Has Gone Mobile
Michelle Bragazzi  
7/11/2012   8 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a skin cancer app that can track skin changes and offer skin check reminders.
Don't Forget the Sunscreen… & the Aspirin?
Michelle Bragazzi  
5/30/2012   19 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi shares a new report on the potential benefit of NSAIDs in preventing skin cancer.
Sun Protection in the Young Adult Market
Kathy Vickers  
3/9/2012   11 comments
Australian blogger Kathy Vickers shares an idea on how to get the adolescent and young adult market to take sun protection more seriously.
Do Pregnancy & Melanoma Affect Each Other?
Krista Rubin  
3/6/2012   9 comments
Krista Rubin discusses the impact of melanoma in pregnancy.
Current Options for Advanced Melanoma
Krista Rubin  
2/21/2012   6 comments
Krista Rubin discusses how two new therapies could make a huge difference in treating advanced melanoma.
Biopsy: Methods & Best-Practices
Krista Rubin  
2/9/2012   8 comments
More errors are made from failing to biopsy promptly than from performing unnecessary biopsies.
What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
Resources for Your Patients  
1/27/2012  
Lymphoma of the Skin
Resources for Your Patients  
1/27/2012  
Skin Cancer – Basal and Squamous Cell
Resources for Your Patients  
1/27/2012  
Sunscreen for Your Sun Day (Skin Cancer Prevention)
Resources for Your Patients  
1/27/2012  




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Results recently published explored the timing of follow-up colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test and the increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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