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New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

A new US Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Report is suggesting that greater efforts are needed to educate children and young adults with fair skin about risks of sun exposure. Although the Task Force recommendations are directed at primary care, its members are encouraging oncology nurses to take note of these new findings.

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

What Prompts Indoor Tanners and Nontanners to Undergo Skin Cancer Screening?

Researchers sought to determine the factors that influenced a decision to undergo skin cancer screening among more than 30,000 adults who have ever used an indoor tanning device and nontanners.

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling for fair-skinned individuals younger than 24 years, and selective counseling is recommended for adults.

Revised AJCC8 Demonstrates Superior Tumor Classification for HNCSCC

Revised AJCC8 Demonstrates Superior Tumor Classification for HNCSCC 

AJCC8 tumor classification demonstrated significantly superior homogeneity and monotonicity to AJCC7 tumor classification.

Obesity, Male Gender May Improve Survival Outcomes with Targeted and Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Obesity, Male Gender May Improve Survival Outcomes with Targeted and Immunotherapy in Melanoma

A retrospective study evaluated the relationship of BMI with survival outcomes among patients with metastatic melanoma who received targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy.

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