2014 Annual Meeting Dailies

Understanding of stem cell development helps produce skin cancer therapies

The ability of stem cells to develop in a variety of ways has led researchers to use them to inhibit cancers, but those same qualities can cause stem cells to mutate and lead to the development of ... > MORE

Digital expert being developed to make cancer treatments more accessible

Genomic advances have greatly improved the options for treating melanoma and other cancers, but the science is complex, making it difficult for clinicians to keep up. With that in mind, a leading ... > MORE

Long research journey leads to promising treatment advances for BCCs, other cancers

Clinical trial results show that vismodegib is effective in treating basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) by acting as an inhibitor in the Hedgehog pathway, a breakthrough in the translation of genetic ... > MORE

Dermatologists need to take control of their destinies

The Academy has emphasized how the world of health care is changing, and it is a change that makes dermatologists uneasy. Jack Resneck Jr., MD, understands that apprehension, but also sees an ... > MORE

Guest speaker says gender differences underplayed in genetic research

There are two types of people in the world — males and females — and for decades gender differences have fueled the growth of many professions, from comics to divorce attorneys to counselors. David C. ... > MORE

Presenters offer strategies to reduce medical errors

Taking a cue from how dermatologists work to diagnose, treat, and prevent problems for their patients, Eliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH, and Stephen Helms, MD, helped Annual Meeting attendees think about ways ... > MORE

Academy emphasizes recommendations to educate about skin cancers in people of color

Lost in the emphasis on diagnosing and treating melanoma among Caucasians is the threat to people with skin of color, in whom all types of skin cancers are often overlooked. The Academy has stepped up ... > MORE

Presenters offer strategies to treat atypical melanocytic lesions

When dermatologists encounter patients with atypical melanocytic lesions, the prospect of evaluating and managing these patients is particularly challenging. These patients can present with numerous ... > MORE

Stepwise treatment approach vital for sarcoidosis patients

Without an FDA-approved medicine for sarcoidosis, physicians have looked to off-label use of pharmaceuticals to help their patients. This uncommon multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown cause ... > MORE

Physicians need to adapt to practicing in a digital world

From electronic medical records to Facebook to Yelp, health care professionals are living in the digital world, whether they like it or not. In short, physicians need to accept the realities of ... > MORE