Yale scientists chosen by White House to expedite cancer research
Yale is one of three institutions that have been honored with the White House Cancer Moonshot research grant. Yale's Douglas Hanlon, PhD, research scientist in dermatology, and Richard Edelson, MD, the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Dermatology, describe their groundbreaking research, using mRNA technology to create a vaccine that targets only cancer cells.Source: WTNH News 8
Simon Roy, MD Awarded Grant for Diversifying Acral Melanoma Research
Yale Dermatology Clinical Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow Simon Roy, MD has received a $50,000 Dermatology Fellowship Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance. This competitive grant boosts Dr. Roy's efforts to conduct research into acral melanoma - a rare and understudied melanoma subtype - among a diverse patient population.
Peggy Myung, MD, PhD Wins $30K Biotech Accelerator Award
Peggy, Myung, MD, PhD, an expert in hair follicle development and regeneration at Yale, has been honored with eh $30K Biotech Accelerator Award by the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale for her innovative research that leverages key molecular signals to induce hair follicle formation.
Yale expert familiar with procedure used on First Lady Jill Biden’s skin cancer
In light of First Lady Jill Biden's diagnosis and subsequent treatment for basal cell cancer, Yale dermatologic surgeons David Leffell, MD explains the symptoms of the condition and expands on the Moh's surgery technique used to remove the First Lady's cancer.Source: WTNH News8
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
Yale dermatologist seeing skin cancer in younger people
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and it is completely preventable. With the Memorial Day weekend almost here and a nice forecast ahead, Yale Medicine Dermatologist Kathleen Suozzi warns people to protect their skin. She does not like a trend she is now treating. “I have patients, I’m seeing patients in their twenties, in their thirties developing skin cancer and this is alarming because we know that once you develop a skin cancer you’re at increased risk for all additional skin cancers,” Suozzi said. Suozzi said to pay attention to what the UV index is if you plan to spend time outdoors. It is the strength of the sunburn-producing ultraviolet radiation. Numbers 8 through 10 mean it is high. She said mid-summer is not the only time when sun danger is high. “In general, the UV indexes we will see around this area will peak around mid-summer, so late July, early August but certainly on spring days we can see higher UV indexes that are looking more like our summer levels.”Source: News 8
Raise Your Voice About Your Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a common diagnosis for women of all races. But there are differences along racial lines when it comes to early detection, treatment, and survival rates. The disease is deadliest for non-Hispanic Black women. They’re more likely than women of other races or ethnicities to get diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body), and they have higher odds of having triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC is a hard-to-treat form of the disease that spreads fast. Genes and biology play a role in breast cancer. But racial and ethnic minorities face barriers to health care. People of color tend to have less access to health insurance and get fewer referrals to specialty medical care. There’s also evidence that some doctors spend less time with Black people, says Andrea Silber, MD, a breast oncologist and assistant clinical director for health equity and diversity at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.Source: WebMD
Iwasaki Is Honored by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Profesor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; and professor of dermatology, is a 2019 recipient of the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, given by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Sun Safety and skin cancer prevention
Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. As we spend our days in the sun this summer, it's important to protect your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Leventhal came to Good Morning Connecticut to share some stats and tips. Leventhal said melanoma accounts for only about one percent of skin cancers but causes a majority of skin cancer deaths. Although it is less common than other types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, it is more dangerous because it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught early.Source: WTNH
Five Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk
Summer is here, but enjoying longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn. Experts at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) say unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don't get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. Just one sunburn during your youth doubles your chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
How Cell Biologists Work: Valentina Greco on cultivating a passionate research team
Valentina Greco is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics, Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University, and is a member of the Yale School of Medicine Stem Cell Center and Cancer Center. The Greco lab is shedding new light on the mysterious lives of stem cells. Using stunning in vivo imaging of intact tissues, they reveal how stem cells are regulated and deployed during normal tissue maintenance and in tissue repair.Source: ASCB
See an 'onco-dermatologist' for cancer-related skin, hair and nail problems
Onco-dermatologists care for skin, hair and nail reactions from cancer therapy. Not only do these pose additional physical and emotional stress at an already-difficult time in cancer patients’ lives, they also can compromise the therapy.Source: YaleMedicine.org
Tanning Dependence Linked to Other Addictive Behaviors, New Study Finds
Despite the known dangers of exposure to ultraviolet light, many people continue to sunbathe and use indoor tanning beds with some users exhibiting a dependence to tanning. A new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds that such dependence is also associated with other addictive behaviors.