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By Henry W. Lim, MD, President, American Academy of Dermatology  |  Sep 20, 2017

Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Efforts in Focus at American Academy of Dermatology

This is the last week of Real World Health Care’s brief hiatus, during which we are re-publishing some of our most popular interviews on oncology-related topics. The editors of Real World Health Care, along with our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, understand that cancer takes a huge toll on patients, their…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 26, 2017

Advancing Melanoma Research & Supporting Patients

Our series on melanoma concludes as we shine the spotlight on the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). We spoke with the MRF’s Director of Education, Shelby Moneer, MS, CHES and MRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Michael B. Atkins, MD, PhD, Deputy Director of the Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University. The…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 11, 2017

Cutting-Edge Melanoma Treatment at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on melanoma by interviewing two colleagues from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sharad Goyal, MD, is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical and Translational Research in the department of Radiation Oncology. He…more.

By Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville  |  Jun 28, 2017

Fighting Melanoma with Immunotherapy

For this week’s post in our series on melanoma melanoma, Real World Health Care interviewed Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD. Dr. McMasters serves as the director of the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Here, he works with colleagues to identify the most…more.

By Howard Kaufman, MD, FACS, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey  |  Jun 14, 2017

Harnessing the Immune System to Treat Melanoma

Real World Health Care continues our series on melanoma with a discussion with Howard Kaufman, MD, FACS, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Kaufman’s clinical and research work focuses on using the immune system to fight cancer. He also runs a scientific laboratory focusing on oncolytic…more.

By Douglas Johnson, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Clinical Director, Melanoma, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center  |  May 31, 2017

Profiling Melanoma to Predict Immune Therapy Success

May is Melanoma awareness month, and our series on melanoma continues with a discussion with Dr. Douglas B. Johnson of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Johnson leads Vanderbilt’s melanoma clinical and research program, overseeing clinical trials, patient care and translational research. His research interests focus on developing new immune and…more.

By Keith Flaherty, MD, President, Society for Melanoma Research  |  May 24, 2017

Accelerating Melanoma Research

It’s Melanoma Awareness Month and this week, Real World Health Care is pleased to shine a light on The Society for Melanoma Research. We spoke with the Society’s President, Keith Flaherty, MD. In addition to his role with SMR, Dr. Flaherty serves as director of the Henri & Belinda Termeer…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
By Henry W. Lim, MD, President, American Academy of Dermatology  |  May 17, 2017

Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Efforts in Focus at American Academy of Dermatology

This week, Real World Health Care continues our recognition of May’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting the work of the American Academy of Dermatology. We spoke with the AAD’s new President, Henry W. Lim, MD, about the organization’s mission and some of the challenges and opportunities associated…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  May 9, 2017

The Mechanics of Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. This article originally appeared in the Biotech Primer WEEKLY. For more on the science behind the headlines, subscribe.  Melanoma 101  Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, yet accounts for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths (skincancer.org). If detected early…more.

Categories: General, Melanoma
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