| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
When it comes to sunscreen, applying more is more. And with rash guards and surf wear riding fashion's trend wave, the same could be said about the latest swimwear, which is stylish yet smartly covered up. Designed in protective fabrics constructed with...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point.
Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Dr. Lisa R. Ginn and Dr. Robert Weiss, both board-certified dermatologists, offer some advice for skin care:
Sun protection. Using both sunscreen and protective clothing such as hats is key. "Sunscreens don't have to be expensive," says Ginn, but the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma.
When it comes to the risks...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its speedy approval to a treatment for melanoma that was found to shrink tumors by more than 30% in more than a third of patients with advanced cases of the deadly skin cancer.
The FDA designated the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:10 PM
There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan.
“Most people, I think it’s fair to...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The FDA approved the first in a new class of drugs for better melanoma care, and with applications to other cancers.
Read the story here in Modern Healthcare:
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:16 PM
U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation.
If approved by the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Ever have one of those little places on your arm that could be a mole or a freckle or a bump? And has it changed color or size in the past year?
Central Florida Health Alliance has partnered with the Moffitt Cancer Center and local dermatologists to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Dogs suffering with potentially fatal skin cancer may qualify to receive expensive treatments for free through a route not often available in South Florida: a veterinary clinical drug trial.
The Animal Cancer Care Clinic, which has a hospital and two...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The public has some misconceptions about what dermatologists actually do, according to a recent U.S. survey.
"Overall, 46 percent of the participants thought that we spend the majority of our time managing skin cancer and 27 percent thought that we...