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The BRAF inhibitor Vemurafenib ( Zelboraf ) represents a new standard of care for metastatic melanoma patients with BRAF V600 mutations after showing improved progression free and overall survival in ...


Preliminary data from a pivotal phase 2 clinical trial of PLX4032 ( RG7204, Vemurafenib, Zelboraf ) in metastatic melanoma, showing significant tumor shrinkage in the majority of patients, are present ...


Raptiva ( Efalizumab ) is an immunosuppressive, humanized monoclonal antibody indicated for treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who have failed to respond to ...


There is no evidence probiotics can relieve the symptoms of eczema, but there is some evidence that they may occasionally cause infections and gut problems. These findings from The Cochrane Library co ...


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered seven new sites of common DNA variation that increase the risk of this skin condition. They also found that variati ...


A study showed that more than two-thirds of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis receiving two doses of Ustekinumab ( Stelara ) achieved at least a 75 percent reduction in psoriasis at we ...


5% topical Minoxidil solution has been widely used to stimulate new hair growth and help stop hair loss in men with androgenetic alopecia ( AGA ). However, it is not convenient for patients to continu ...


Two clinical trials of Humira ( Adalimumab ), REVEAL and CHAMPION, have demonstrated promising results in psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that speeds the growth cycle of skin ...


A Mayo Clinic study has revealed the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, a skin inflammation resulting in swollen, reddened and itchy skin due to direct contact with an allergen. To ...


In a small study, most patients receiving prolonged oral corticosteroids for chronic skin diseases were not receiving therapies to prevent osteoporosis that may be caused by the drug. The study is ...


Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have demonstrated that Langerhans cells in the skin, which had been thought to alert the immune system to pathogens, instead dampen the skin's reaction to infect ...


Cigarette smoking is associated with the clinical severity of the skin disease psoriasis, and both smoking and obesity are more prevalent among psoriasis patients. Psoriasis is a chronic, persisten ...


A study has shown the importance of Elidel ( Pimecrolimus ) cream 1% as an alternative to topical corticosteroids. Elidel cleared eczema from the faces of patients allergic to or intolerant of steroi ...


Researchers at Jefferson Medical College and at the Wadsworth Center in New York have identified a gene defect in mice resulting in a range of abnormalities, from cyclical hair loss and skin cancer to ...


The European Commission has granted approval of Remicade ( Infliximab ), an anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha ( TNF-alpha ) blocker, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The new ...