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. Research article

    Variation of mutant allele frequency in NRAS Q61 mutated melanomas

    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...

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

    BMC Dermatology 2017 17:9

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Skin cancer knowledge and attitudes in the region of Fez, Morocco: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Dermatology 2017 17:2

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Heat-mediated reduction of apoptosis in UVB-damaged keratinocytes in vitro and in human skin ex vivo

    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 ...

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

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:6

    Published on: 26 May 2016