Dermatology

The latest dermatology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Thomas named Chair of Department of Dermatology

Thomas named Chair of Department of Dermatology

Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective Jan. 1.

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Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Adewole S. Adamson, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the UNC School of Medicine, found that patients given electronic prescriptions were more likely to pick up and fill their dermatological prescriptions than those patients who were given a traditional, written prescription.

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UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target

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.

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Diaz chosen to lead the Association of Professors of Dermatology

Diaz chosen to lead the Association of Professors of Dermatology

Luis A. Diaz, M.D., CE Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Dermatology, was elected president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago.

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Hispanics urged to perform skin self-exams, discuss cancer risk with physicians

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.

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Thomas appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

Thomas appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, was appointed the first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor. The professorship is named in honor of Dr. Briggaman, who served as chair of the UNC Department of Dermatology from 1987-1999, and his wife, Irene.

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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.

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UNC study: Dermatologists should ditch their neckties but keep white coat

The UNC Department of Dermatology recently surveyed patients at a dermatology clinic, and their opinion was clear - only 20 percent of those surveyed felt doctors needed to wear neck ties.

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How to fight winter’s ailments

How to fight winter’s ailments

Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in winter.

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Biomarker test shows promise for melanoma diagnosis

A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.

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Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

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.

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