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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Dermatologists take care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Rosa/KressWorks Foundation completes first milestone in development of Ewing's sarcoma PhysioPD Platform

Rosa/KressWorks Foundation completes first milestone in development of Ewing's sarcoma PhysioPD Platform

Rosa & Co. LLC and the KressWorks Foundation are pleased to announce the completion of the Ewing's sarcoma PhysioMap®. Completion of the PhysioMap is the first milestone in the development of the Ewing's sarcoma PhysioPD Platform. [More]
EC approves Roche's SC formulation of MabThera for common forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

EC approves Roche's SC formulation of MabThera for common forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the European Commission has approved Roche's new subcutaneous (SC) formulation of MabThera (rituximab) for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. [More]

More skin cancer awareness needed for minorities, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist

More awareness about skin cancer is needed for minorities because they believe they are at low risk of developing it, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D. [More]

‘Residual risk’ concern for treated Japanese hypertension patients

Physicians should be alert to other sources of cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension, even if they are receiving optimal antihypertensive treatment, say Japanese researchers. [More]
Novan Therapeutics reports positive results from SB204 Phase 2 study for treatment of acne vulgaris

Novan Therapeutics reports positive results from SB204 Phase 2 study for treatment of acne vulgaris

Novan Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on advancing nitric oxide therapies for a number of diseases, announced today positive Phase 2 study results of its topical SB204 drug candidate for the treatment of acne vulgaris. [More]

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie receives FDA marketing authorization for pediatric drug Hemangeol

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie has obtained marketing authorization from the FDA for the pediatric drug Hemangeol (propranolol hydrochloride), which is the first and only approved treatment for "proliferating infantile hemangioma requiring systemic therapy". [More]
Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Study shows effect of oral fungal yeast in inhibiting thrush

Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have discovered how the beneficial fungal yeast, Pichia, holds at bay a harmful fungal yeast, Candida. [More]
Japanese PAH patient prognosis ‘good’

Japanese PAH patient prognosis ‘good’

Japanese patients respond well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-targeted drugs and may have a good prognosis with long-term survival, study findings suggest. [More]
PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex Q4 2013 revenues up 16% to $63.5 million

PhotoMedex, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Clinipace Worldwide closes merger with Choice Pharma

Clinipace Worldwide closes merger with Choice Pharma

Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital contract research organization (dCRO), announced today the closing of its merger with Choice Pharma, a Pan-Asian contract research organization. Bringing these organizations together strengthens Clinipace Worldwide's operational and therapeutic expertise in Asia, a region in high demand by Clinipace's clients. [More]

Family CV history indicates intensive treatment need for hypertensive patients

A family history of premature cardiovascular disease is a marker of increased mortality risk in patients with hypertension, report researchers. [More]
Skin cancer may increase risk of other cancers later in life

Skin cancer may increase risk of other cancers later in life

Australian author on the paper, Professor Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Director of Dermatology at Epworth HealthCare said that the risk decreased significantly with increasing age, but it remains higher compared with individuals who have never had NMSC. [More]
Antares Pharma announces launch of OTREXUP to Dermatologists

Antares Pharma announces launch of OTREXUP to Dermatologists

Antares Pharma, Inc. today announced LEO Pharma's launch of OTREXUP to Dermatologists, the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved subcutaneous (SC) methotrexate (MTX) product for once weekly self-administration with an easy-to-use, single dose, disposable auto injector. [More]
Exposure to UV light may exacerbate melanoma cells to creep outside blood vessels

Exposure to UV light may exacerbate melanoma cells to creep outside blood vessels

Based on the pioneering work of Dr. Claire Lugassy and Dr. Raymond Barnhill at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, a new study provides additional support for a process by which melanoma cells, a deadly form of skin cancer, can spread throughout the body by creeping like tiny spiders along the outside of blood vessels without ever entering the blood stream, and that this process is exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. [More]

Doctor to unveil new treatment systems from ZO Skin Health at AAD Annual Meeting

Dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., announces new breakthrough treatment systems from ZO Skin Health, Inc. at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, Booth #3749, in Denver March 21-25, 2014. [More]

Study highlights efficacy of TPF 50 to prevent skin sun damage and non-melanoma skin cancer

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) today released a clinical study highlighting the efficacy of Triple Protection Factor Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, TPF 50, to prevent skin sun damage and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC). [More]
Study examines link between use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds and melanoma risk

Study examines link between use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds and melanoma risk

Why do some young women frequently use indoor tanning beds, knowing that it can increase their chances of developing melanoma and other skin cancers? What could convince them to reduce that risk? [More]

Atopix presents positive results of Phase IIb asthma study at AAAAI meeting

Atopix Therapeutics Ltd ("Atopix"), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative CRTH2 antagonists for allergic disease, announced the results of a Phase IIb asthma study with their lead compound OC459 at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting , San Diego, California, USA on March 1st. [More]

Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. [More]
Actavis files ANDA with FDA to market  Colchicine Tablets USP

Actavis files ANDA with FDA to market Colchicine Tablets USP

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Colchicine Tablets USP, 0.6 mg. [More]