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JDD May 2023 Issue Highlights | Special Focus: Skin Cancer

The May issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on skin cancer and includes the perfect blend of original articles and case reports. Topics include actinic keratosis versus squamous cell carcinoma, the utility of gene expression profiling in skin cancer, the prevalence of sunscreen use, and many more.  Check out this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk:

Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Sun Damaged Skin: Actinic Keratosis Versus Squamous Cell Carcinoma examines epidermal genetic profiles and highlights which genes may play a role in AK progression to SCC.

Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Inflammatory Disease: A Systematic Review proposes the need for treatment response, testing optimization, and evaluations of a variety of dermatologic conditions including hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

Utility of Gene Expression Profiling in Skin Cancer: A Comprehensive Review explores the process of gene expression profiling and the current GEPs that are available or under investigation for skin cancer.

Assessing the Efficacy of Imiquimod Use in Patients With Persistent Locally Advanced Melanoma In Situ aims to assess the efficacy of imiquimod as a topical treatment for persistently positive MMIS at the margins of prior excisions or where surgery is not an option.

Ultraviolet B-Rays Induced Gene Alterations and DNA Repair Enzymes in Skin Tissue demonstrates that certain genes are altered by UV exposure and may subsequently play a role in skin cancer growth and development.

Diversifying the Mohs Workforce: Understanding Barriers of Applicants to Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship is one of the first to evaluate perceived barriers to diversifying the MMS workforce.

The Role of Skin Substitutes in Dermatologic Surgery: A Practical Review presents how to assist clinicians in their selection of SS by providing information about the efficacy, risk, availability, shelf-life, and relative cost of the available options.

Non-Invasive Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma: Photodynamic Therapy Following Curettage investigates the treatment of MAL-PDT after curettage for the treatment of BCC.

Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention With a Combination of Imiquimod, 5-Fluorouracil, and Tretinoin presents the findings and observations of a 327 patient retrospective study.

Allergens in Common Brands of Clobetasol stresses the importance of knowing which allergens are present in different products may be helpful when treating a patient’s reaction.

A Review of Antithrombotic Agents in Dermatologic Surgery and Context for a Practical Approach, With Cardiology and Pharmacologic Input offers the most up-to-date overview of antithrombotic agents in dermatologic surgery and recommendations for perioperative management.

Sequential Treatment With Topical Trifarotene and Injectable NASHA Gel in Acne Scars: A Case Series explores a sequential treatment approach for patients with facial acne scars.

Dilute Intralesional 5-Fluorouracil for the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Keratoacanthomas: A Case Series presents a promising, yet sparsely studied alternative to surgical treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC).

In Eruptive Squamous Cell Carcinomas Following Treatment With Fludarabine and Discussion of Treatment presents options to treat this high-risk population of patients dealing with immunosuppression. 

The Prevalence of Sunscreen Use: A Cohort Study characterizes attitudes toward sun protection and the discrepancies between age and gender.

Comparing Histological Preparation and Tumor Debulking Techniques in Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Survey showcases the preferences for tumor debulking and histological tissue preparation among practicing Mohs surgeons.

Perception of Suture Cost Among Mohs Surgeons suggests that suture selection should not be based on model price.

Assessment and Evaluation of Online Content Available on Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Websites encourages prospective applicants to speak with current fellows to gain deeper insight into prospective programs.

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