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BMC Dermatology

Skin cancer

Section edited by Prof. Ioannis D. Bassukas. 

This section considers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cancer arise from skin, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, etc. We also consider basic study involving mechanism of onset, metastasis, and target therapy for skin cancer.

  1. Content type: Case report

    BRCA1-Associated-Protein 1 (BAP1) is a dynamic tumor suppressor which, when mutated, has been associated with an increased risk of uveal melanoma, cutaneous melanoma, mesothelioma, and several other cancers. G...

    Authors: Kanad Ghosh, Badri Modi, William D. James and Brian C. Capell

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:13

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Photodynamic therapy with daylight (DL-PDT) is efficacious in treating actinic keratosis (AK), but the efficacy of field-directed, repetitive DL-PDT for the treatment and prophylaxis of AK in photodamaged faci...

    Authors: E. Kohl, M. Koller, F. Zeman, R.-M. Szeimies, W. G. Philipp-Dormston, W. Prager, P. A. Gerber and S. Karrer

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Somatic mutations of BRAF or NRAS activating the MAP kinase cell signaling pathway are present in 70% of cutaneous melanomas. The mutant allele frequency of BRAF V600E (M%BRAF) was recently shown to be highly het...

    Authors: Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Elisa Funck-Brentano, Nathalie Terrones, Alain Beauchet, Ute Zimmermann, Cristi Marin, Philippe Saiag and Jean-François Emile

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:9

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of skin cancers is constantly increasing in Morocco, and they have gradually become more aggressive due to a significant delay in the diagnosis. Our aim was to assess the levels of awareness and...

    Authors: Awatef kelati, Hanane Baybay, Mariam Atassi, Samira Elfakir, Salim Gallouj, Mariame Meziane and Fatima Zahra Mernissi

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    UV radiation induces significant DNA damage in keratinocytes and is a known risk factor for skin carcinogenesis. However, it has been reported previously that repeated and simultaneous exposure to UV and heat ...

    Authors: Leslie Calapre, Elin S. Gray, Sandrine Kurdykowski, Anthony David, Prue Hart, Pascal Descargues and Mel Ziman

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:6

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