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  THIS JUST IN July 2012  

Coffee May Cut Skin Cancer Risk

A newly published study suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee could lower the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form of skin cancer

FDA Clears Device to Manage Closed Surgical Incisions

The Food and Drug Administration has given 501(k) clearance to the V.A.C. Therapy System for the management of closed surgical incisions.

New Melanoma Drug Could Extend Survival

In clinical trials, dabrafenib—a drug that blocks a signaling protein and is used to treat melanomas with a specific genetic mutation—or an existing drug was given to 250 patients with spreading or inoperable melanoma. Patients receiving the new drug survived for an average of 5.1 months without getting worse.

Register Now for Symposium!

Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Wound Care, October 20-23, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll see you there!


From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

Twelve Common Mistakes in Pilonidal Sinus Care

Connie L. Harris, MSc, RN, ET, IIWCC; Karen Laforet, MCISc, BA, RN, IIWCC; R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA; and Richard Bishop, BScN, RN, IIWCC

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Quality Management: Food and Drug Administration Mandates
Richard ‘‘Sal’’ Salcido, MD

Identifying Primary and Secondary Lesions
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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