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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type
Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.
Located in News / 2017 / October
P Rex-1 protein key to melanoma metastasis
Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops.
Located in News / 2011 / November
Researchers look to improve detection of skin cancer lacking pigment melanin
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, have identified key features linked to amelanotic melanoma, a form of skin cancer that lacks the brown or black color that stems from the pigment melanin.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Choosing the right sunscreen and bug spray for children
UNC Children's Dr. Craig Burkhart, a pediatric dermatologist, talks with ABC11-WTVD about the best ways to safely and effectively protect your family from sunburn and insect bites in the final weeks of summer.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
How to fight winter’s ailments
Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in winter.
Located in News / 2011 / February
UNC School of Medicine ranks 6th in NIH research funding for public schools in 2013
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 23
Hispanics urged to perform skin self-exams, discuss cancer risk with physicians
More than three-quarters of Hispanic patients in North Carolina aren’t performing skin self-exams (SSE) to detect possible skin cancers, and physicians need to do a better job of educating their patients about this potentially life-saving practice, say researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2013 / August
Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection
Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.
Located in News / 2010 / July
UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target
A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Dean S. Morrell, MD
Dean S. Morrell, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology and an expert in pediatric dermatology.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide