Dermatology

Stanford Dermatology "In The News" Archive

2014

Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County- Stanford professor of dermatology, Susan Swetter, MD,, is featured in this audio forum...More (audio)»

Antifungal drug may treat common skin cancer, study finds- Stanford associate professor of dermatology, Jean Tang, MD, PhD, is featured in this article...More »

2013\

Inflammatory skin damage in mice blocked by bleach solution, study finds...Thomas Leung, MD, PhD, Stanford instructor of dermatology and lead author comments....More »

New study: Genes may affect skin youthfulness...Anne Lynn S Chang, MD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology comments.... More »

Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn...Latanya Benjamin, MD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics comments.... More »

Melanoma deaths more likely in young men than women...Susan Swetter, MD., professor of dermatology at Stanford is quoted.... More »
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How to weather summer's health challenges...Playing it safe in the sun...Susan Swetter, MD. and Brooks Bahr, MD., Stanford dermatologists are featured....More »

Man's story shows how cancer screening saves lives...Justin Ko, MD, MBA, clinical assistant professor of dermatology is featured.... More »

Are You a Binge Tanner? Susan Swetter MD, professor of dermatology comments in this binge tanning article... More »

Study finds asprin reduces risk of melanoma in women- Stanford assistant professor of dermatology, Jean Tang, MD, PhD, is featured in this article...More »

Stanford Cancer Treatment Called Medical Breakthrough- Stanford professor Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, is featured in this article and video...More »

Behind recently approved cancer drug, a 30-year history of scientific breakthroughs- Stanford professors Jean Tang, MD, PhD, and Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, are featured...More »

2012

Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says- Jean Tang, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology comments..More »

Shining a light on sunscreen guidelines- Sumaira Aasi, Stanford associate professor of dermatology comments..More »

Studies show new drug to be effective in treating skin cancer, researchers say - Several Stanford Dermatology researchers, including Jean Tang, MD, PhD., Anthony Oro, MD, PhD., and Anne Chang, MD, are featured in this article...More »

2011

Working to prevent melanoma...The most recent issue of Stanford Cancer Institute News contains a feature on efforts to prevent melanoma... More »

Stanford/Packard team seeks infants with hemangiomas to test drug treatment...Latanya Benjamin, MD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics leads the Stanford arm of the study... More »

Research offers hope for basal cell carcinoma...Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and Teresa Fu, a graduate student of medicine, on a recent study... More »

Vitamin D and Calcium Ward off Melanoma in High-Risk Women....Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and lead author on a recent study... More »

2010

Researchers first to turn normal skin cells into three-dimensional cancers in tissue culture dishes - Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, the Carl J. Herzog Professor and chair of dermatology is quoted... More »

Researchers weigh pros and cons of sun exposure - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and Eleni Linos, MD, PhD, on a recent study...More >>

Low Vitamin D Levels for Skin Cancer Patients - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and researcher on a recent study...More >>

Laptop heat can cause skin condition, study finds - According to recent medical reports, laptop heat can lead to "toasted skin syndrome"...More >>

Butterfly Kids: When Skin Blisters Can Kill - M. Peter Marinkovich, MD, associate professor of dermatology and researcher comments on EB, or epidermolysis bullosa research...More >>

Doctors have hope to treat painful skin disease - Alfred Lane, MD on epidermolysis bullosa research (text and video)...More >>

Common Drug Helps Prevent Skin Cancers - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology on her research...More >>

Researchers weigh pros and cons of sun exposure - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and Eleni Linos, MD, PhD, dermatology resident on a recent study...More >>

Low Vitamin D Levels for Skin Cancer Patients - Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and researcher on a recent study...More >>

Laptop heat can cause skin condition, study finds - According to recent medical reports, exposing skin to the high temperatures created by laptops can lead to "toasted skin syndrome."...More >>

Butterfly Kids: When Skin Blisters Can Kill - M Peter Marinkovich, MD, associate professor of dermatology and researcher comments on EB, or epidermolysis bullosa research...More >>

Doctors have hope to treat painful skin disease - Alfred Lane, MD, and Anna Bruckner, MD, on epidermolysis bullosa research (text and video)...More >>

Pilot Biomarker Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of itraconazole in Patients with Basal Cell Carcinomas - BCCs are the most common human skin cancers. Jean Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and other researchers are conducting a new clinical trial...More >>

Stanford/Packard team seeks infants with hemangiomas for trial of new drug treatment - Alfred Lane, MD, Stanford professor of dermatology and pediatrics heads a new study...More >>

Rays of Hope in Battling an Agonizing Disease - Alfred Lane, MD, Stanford professor of dermatology and pediatrics on Epidermolysis Bullosa research...More >>

Common anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent skin cancers - Jean Tang, MD, PhD, Stanford assistant professor on her research...More >>

2009

WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer - Eleni Linos, MD, PhD, a Stanford dermatology resident, co-author of a study is quoted...More >>

Stanford scientists identify molecular powerbrokers involved in cancer's spread - Stanford scientists and their discovery...More >>

Asian Americans increasingly adopt risky skin-care habits, Stanford study suggests - Anne Chang, MD, clinical professor of dermatology and Director of Clinical Trials conducted a study of 546 Asian Americans...More >>

Vitamin D3 May Protect Against Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer - Jean Tang, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology reported at the Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting...More >>

Doctors most likely to spot melanoma early in men - Susan Swetter, MD, associate professor of dermatology is quoted about a Stanford study...More >>

Howard Chang one of three Stanford researchers awarded prestigious HHMI post... Howard Chang, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology in inaugural class of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientists...More »

How important is protecting skin from the sun?... Hayes Gladstone, MD, associate professor of dermatology answers questions about sun protection...More »

Melanoma Rates on the RIse in U.S... Eleni Linos, MD, PhD, Researcher and resident in Stanford Dermatology comments...More »

Researchers Gain Insights into Aging in Mice ... Howard Chang, MD, PhD, Stanford Associate professor of dermatology comments...More »

2008

Heady research: Stanford study finds molecule trigger hair growth in mouse embryos ... Scientists at the Stanford School of Medicine used genetically engineered mouse embryos to demonstrate that the molecule, laminin-511, signals embryonic stem cells in the skin to start growing hair...More »

Cancer stem cells created from skin cells ... Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have turned normal skin cells into cancer stem cells...More »

Dermatology in the Postgenomic Era ... Anthony Oro, MD., PhD., associate professor of dermatology presents an editorial in Archives of Dermatology (pdf file)...More »

Demystifying the effects of aging ... Recia Blumenkranz, MD.adjunct clinical assistant professor of dermatology comments...More »

Biotech turns to hair-loss research ... Anthony Oro, MD., PhD., associate professor of dermatology comments...More »

The Dry-Skin Workbook ... Katie Rodan, MD., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dermatology is quoted in this feature on preventin dry skin...More »

New Cure for Aging Skin? ... Howard Chang, MD., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology on his lab's skin aging reversal testing...More »
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2007

The Dark Side of the Sun ... Stanford researchers and professors speak about the rising rate of skin cancer...More »

Here are the Ps & Qs of Skin Cancer ... Susan Swetter, MD, director of Stanford's Pigmented Lesion and Cutaneous Melanoma Clinic comments...More »

Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal ... Anna Bruckner, MD., Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, comments. Read and listen on npr...More »

'Star Trek' gene may help avoid biopsies ... Howard Chang, MD., PhD., assistant professor, comments on a technique that may eliminate the need for biopsies.... More red arrow

High speed healing ... Hayes B. Gladstone, MD., associate professor, comments on the best way to help a scrape or gash heal.... More red arrow

The skin you live in ... Books at the Stanford Health Library explore the psychological, cultural and medical aspects of skin.... More red arrow

Rare, painful skin disease makes a girl's life a hardship ... Stanford associate professor of dermatology, Peter Marinkovich, MD, speaks on epidermolysis bullosa.... More red arrow

Southern Exposure - Mending skin damage from an ozone hole... Stanford dermatologic surgeon, Hayes B. Gladstone, MD, on his missions to Chile.... More red arrow

Vitamin D protects the skin?... Susan Swetter, MD, associate professor of dermatology is mentioned.... More red arrow

One-time cancer screen cost-effective: study ... Stanford postdoctoral scholar in Pathology discusses how.... More red arrow

2006

Explore alternatives to surgery to prevent skin cancer... Basil Hantash, M.D., Ph.D., studied.... More red arrow

Skin Resurfacing May Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer....

Study: Youth regimen may prevent skin cancer ... Susan Swetter, MD., comments.... More red arrow

How human cells get their marching orders... NY Times article about the research of John Rinn, PhD, and Howard Chang, MD, PhD (registration required).... More red arrow

Mapping system directs skin cells... John Rinn, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Howard Chang, MD, is quoted.... More red arrow

First stem cell trainees announced... Erik Huntzicker, a graduate student researcher in the laboratory of Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, is among the grant awardees.... More »

Medical spas offer beauty treatments to clients on the run - Physicians advise choosing carefully... Stanford Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Hayes Gladstone, MD, comments.... More »

Protein key to cancer spread... Stanford researchers, led by Paul Khavari, MD., PhD., Professor of Dermatology and Pharmacology, have identified a protein that plays a key role in the spread of a deadly type of skin cancer...More »

Birth defects prompt limits on acne drug... Al Lane, MD., chair of Stanford Dermatology comments on the new prescribing rules (registration may be required to view article)...More »

Medical school takes step to cultivate future leaders in medicine... Dermatology's Hayes Gladstone, MD., and Anthony Oro, MD., named fellows in leadership program.... More »

Nordstrom pilot program offers dermatology advice on 'cosmeceuticals' to consumers... Stanford Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Hayes Gladstone, MD, comments.... More »

2005

Students donate money to epidermolysis bullosa research at Stanford... 7th and 8th grade students at St. Barnabas School in Indiana raise $3000...More »

Dermatologists profiting from selling over-the-counter skin treatments... Dr. Katie Rodan, a member of the adjunct clinical faculty is quoted...More »

Stanford dermatologists and researchers support California's "Skin Cancer Prevention Act" for CA schools... Support for SB 688, a bill awaiting the governor's signature..More »

True Cancer-Causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers... Work published in June 2005 issue of Nature Genetics.... More »

Stanford scientists report new approach in melanoma research... Genetically engineered human skin tissues express gene mutations linked to cancer.... More »

Stanford Med School study finds that green tea can help boost the quality of skin's elastic tissue... Recent study about green tea's effect on skin.... More »

Mission to Chile offers relief to skin cancer victims... Stanford's Hayes Gladstone, MD, leads a team of surgeons and nurses on a humanitarian mission to Chile .... More »

Five undergraduates awarded prestigious Beinecke, Goldwater scholarships... Phillip Dumesic and Devarati Mitra, researchers in Stanford's dermatology labs receive Goldwater Scholarships .... More »

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers... Paul Khavari, MD, PhD and researchers identify protein.... More »

Clinic give parents crash course in disease management... Lorraine Spaulding brings her experience of caring for her son Garrett to her job.... More »

2004

Bay Area doctors join fight against rare genetic skin disorder... Stanford Dermatology resident, Dr. Jean Tang is quoted... More »

Young volunteers needed for Stanford/Packard study... Stanford Dermatology's Alfred Lane, MD is quoted.... More »

Lotion licks head lice... Doctor's concoction kills infectious pests by suffocating them.... More »

Rays of Skin Cancer... Dermatologists caution sun-worshippers to apply sunscreen.... More »

Taking the sting out of jellyfish... Cream may ward off jellyfish stings, Stanford study shows... More »

Getting a safe tan... Stanford's Dr. Susan Swetter and Dr. Alfred Lane on "Why forgetting your sunscreen may be more dangerous than you think".... More »

Medical Center People... Four members of the Department of Dermatology received awards from the Dermatology Foundation last month at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Washington, D.C... More »

Wound healing genes influence cancer progression... Genes that help wounds heal are most often the “good guys,” but a new study paints them as the enemy in some types of cancer... More »

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