ODAC Pearls

New and Emerging Therapies for Advanced Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Advanced Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference held January 17-20 in Orlando, FL, Dr. Desiree Ratner led a discussion on new and emerging therapies for advanced non-melanoma skin cancer discussion. The session covered several treatments for patients including patidegib gel 2% and 4% applied once or twice daily in patients with basal cell carcinoma. Patidegib is a topical …
Dr. Landriscina on Caring for LGBTQ+ Patients
LGBTQ
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
At the 17th ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference held January 17-20, 2020 in Orlando, FL, Dr. Angelo Landriscina led a session on developing new approaches to caring for LGBTQ+ patients. Next Steps correspondent Dr. Anna Chacon reports back on highlights and pearls from the session which covered the following: Why this topic? Updating Our Understanding of SGM Pa …
CBD for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
by Allison Sit on
Health recently wrote an article asking if CBD oil can relieve psoriasis symptoms. In recognition of Psoriasis Awareness Month, I consulted Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD, professor and interim chair of dermatology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman is also the residency program director, director of translational research and director of the Supportive On …
Part 1 – Hormonal Acne: Exam, Work Up, & Diagnosis
Hormonal Acne
by Sima Jain, MD on
Acne is the most common disease of the skin and may be an important clue of an underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) or an androgen-secreting tumor (see Fig 1). [caption id="attachment_7579" align="alignleft" width="525"] Fig 1: PCOS-related seen in lower half of face[/caption] As dermatologists, we sh …
What’s New for Itch
Brian Berman, MD
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
Dermatologists are well aware of the difficulty in managing itchy patients. Itch can be caused by a number of cutaneous and extracutaneous diseases. Regardless of the etiology, itch is one of the most frustrating symptoms of patients and management dilemmas for dermatologists. At the 16th Annual ODAC conference, Dr. Brian Berman reviewed some of the emerging therapies for the treatment of itch a …