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

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

The Irish Skin Foundation comments on Dr. Okamoto’s research and urges people to know their skin type

As reported previously in our News "Fair skin does not need sun to raise melanoma risk", Dr. Okamoto’s team has described genetic variants that are responsible for light skin complexion and therefore burn easily after sun exposure, rises risk of melanoma independently of sun exposure. The Irish Skin Foundation comments to this scientific work and

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