Digital dermatoscopy and full-body scan (total body scan) for early detection of melanomas

European consensus-based interdisciplinary guideline for melanoma recommends sequential dermatoscopy and full-body photography (total body scan) A recent publication in the scientific journal European Journal of Cancer confirms the role of sequential digital dermatoscopy and full-body scan (total body scan) for early detection of melanomas in high risk individuals. The device is 1,5m apart from the patient and

Bodyscan for Mole checks by Dr. Okamoto in Vienna

Skin cancer still remains one of the most frequent types of cancer with increasing number of new cases world wide. As for other cancer types, it is curable when diagnosed early. Therefore, early recognition is crucial. Using total body scan, each square centimeter of the entire skin can be recorded for a precise follow up

Study on multiple melanomas released

The study group led by Prof. Okamoto in Vienna published only recently another paper in the Journal of American Medical Association Dermatology describing risk factors of further melanomas after the diagnosis of melanoma. Melanoma is a potentially life threatening disease with increasing numbers of affected patients world wide. Though risk factors of melanoma in general have been

21.02.2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Invitation of Prof. Dr. Okamoto at the Billrothhaus

Prof. Dr. Okamoto was invited to give a talk about his research as one of the „Top news of the medical research“ in the House of Physicians (Haus der Ärzte, Bilrothhaus). On Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm, Prof. Dr. Okamoto will present recent findings in melanoma research. This Event is open to the public und

Research group lead by Prof. Okamoto finds diverse effects of MC1R variants as riskfactors of melanoma between women and men

MC1R variants are established risk factors of melanoma. These genetic variants lead to the production of the less protective pheomelanin in melanocytes of the skin, thereby leading to rather fair skin and often to red hair. Now, Prof. Okamoto and his team find out that risk is different between females and males. MC1R variants increase

Interview with Prof. Okamoto about the progresses of genetic testing for familial melanoma

Dr. Okamoto was interviewed during the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin and the Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology 2016. Link:

Fair skin does not need sun to raise melanoma risk

Genetic variants for red hair raise melanoma risk even without sun Only recently, a scientific article published in Journal of American Medical Association Dermatology (lead by Prof. Okamoto) showed that genetic variants for red hair can increase risk of skin cancer (in this case melanoma) even without sun exposure. Genetic variants are inborn and common

15.08.2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Promising news for melanoma

The annual meeting of the American Society für Clinical Oncology (ASCO) took place again in Chicago. New results of clinical studies with advanced stage melanoma was presented. Dr. Okamoto reports from the post ASCO meeting where key results were highlighted. See also: Dr. Okamoto on Facebook Dr. Okamoto informs about improved survival of advanced stage melanoma Until

08.07.2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |