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SkinCancerNews - 4/1/13
imageIpilimumab, a CTLA-4-blocking monoclonal antibody, improved the overall survival (OS) of advanced melanoma patients treated in prospective clinical trials. We here report a study on the outcome of patients with pretreated advance - 3/25/13
Anoikis resistance is one of the abilities acquired along tumor progression. This characteristic is associated with metastasis development, since tumorigenic cells must survive independently of cell-matrix interactions in this process. In our laboratory, it was developed a murine melanocyte malignant transformation model associated with a sustained stressful condition. After subjecting melan-a melanocytes to 1, 2, 3 and 4 cycles of anchorage impediment, anoikis resistant cells were established and named 1 - 3/25/13
(MedPage Today) -- Smoking is linked to gene expression changes, some of which appear to persist after quitting, researchers found.

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Novel Treatments May Finally Fell Advanced Melanoma
Inhibitors osf MEK, a member of the RAS signaling pathway, look promising against N-RAS mutant metastatic melanoma. More »
New Ways to Beat Metastatic Melanoma
A review on the role and sequencing of radiochemotherapy in melanoma with brain metastases, and a novel target for therapy of metastatic melanoma. More »
Basal Cell Carcinoma: Looks Can Be Deceiving
Basal cell carcinoma often has a distinct appearance: a waxy bump that is pearly or translucent, with a rolled border is classic. But its appearance can raise suspicion for other conditions—mainly melanoma. Here are some examples of typical and atypical BCCs. More »
Melanoma — or Look-Alike?
Do you suspect this hard nodule to be a melanoma? More »
Do Oncogenic Drivers Exist in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung?
The Cancer Genome Atlas provides us with our first thorough insight into the genetic heterogeneity of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung; whether these findings will translate into personalized squamous cell lung cancer therapy is yet to be determined. More »
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Five Success Strategies for a Lean Medical Practice
Audrey "Christie" Mclaughlin, RN, January 23, 2014
How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate,  January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD,  January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister,  January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.


American Cancer Society
Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cell
Skin Cancer: Melanoma

National Cancer Institute
General Information About Skin Cancer


National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Guidelines for Patients - Melanoma