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Skincare Mondays | Glycerin: The Unsung Hero of Skincare
Glycerin
by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health on
DID YOU KNOW? Glycerin is among the most popular ingredients in beauty products, behind water and fragrance.1 With a 50+ year history of use, glycerin is a deceptively simple molecule classified as a powerful humectant that is anything but basic. Glycerin is recognized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter skin protectant when used between 20-45%.2 …
Should Dermatologists Recommend Routine Skin Cancer Screenings?
skin cancer
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Vishal A. Patel (fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who serves as Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the GW Cancer Center and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the GW Department of Dermatology) about routine skin cancer checks. Watch as he provides insight on this complex questio …
Benefits & Pitfalls of Gene Expression Profiling in Treating Cutaneous Malignancies
gene expression profiling
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Vishal A. Patel (fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who serves as Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the GW Cancer Center and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the GW Department of Dermatology) about the pros and cons of gene expression profiling. Watch him describe how this tech …
The Utility or Lack Thereof of Skin Cancer Screening
skin cancer screening
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Dr. Vishal Patel (Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences) gave a thought-provoking talk at the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference about something we do nearly every day as dermatologists – full body skin exams. He started by reviewing the rising epidemic of sk …
Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) | Cheat Sheet
Mohs micrographic surgery
by Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma (MMS-M) has sharply risen by 304% in a 15-year interval, despite consistent recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The aim of this therapeutic cheat sheet is to provide a high-yield literature review of the most pertinent data related to MMS-M. Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) ●      MMS for …