Skin Cancer Awareness Month: AI Model Predicts Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma Patients

The discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) revolutionized the treatment of advanced melanoma, however, there is currently no easy way to predict patient response  or their risk for immune-related toxicities without conducting RNA sequencing – a method rarely found at community oncology clinics. Researchers report an emerging technique that aims to solve this problem by …

Use of Elastography Ultrasound in Pediatric Localized Scleroderma

Assessing and monitoring inflammation levels and tissue damage is a crucial aspect of managing localized scleroderma (LS). Previously, several objective clinical scoring methods have been proposed, however, the specificity of these methods remains unvalidated in larger cohort studies. As an emerging technique, shear-wave elastography (SWE) imaging may be used to distinguish localized scleroderma (LS) lesions …

Novel Discovery in Skin Regeneration 

Humans and other mammals are not known for their regenerative abilities, unlike organisms such as amphibians that can regrow limbs although recent research has proven that human embryonic skin can regenerate itself without leaving scar tissue. One of the main characteristics of scar tissue is an absence of hair follicles, which indicates that regeneration in …

AI Model Predicts Immunotherapy Response in Melanoma Patients

The discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) revolutionized the treatment of advanced melanoma, however, there is currently no easy way to predict patient response  or their risk for immune-related toxicities without conducting RNA sequencing – a method rarely found at community oncology clinics. Researchers report an emerging technique that aims to solve this problem by …