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
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
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Which care does our skin need in winter? How can we protect and care our skin effective in the cold months? Prof. Okamoto was answering questions for the health magazine "MEDIZIN populär" regarding skin care in winter: https://www.medizinpopulaer.at/archiv/koerperpflege-kosmetik/details/article/hautpflege-im-winter.html Further information can be found here. "MEDIZIN populär" is a health magazin in Austria, published from the Verlagshaus der Ärzte
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: www.vjoncology.com/video/bf6dl_oenu0-why-genetic-testing-for-skin-cancer-is-important
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
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
Prof. Okamoto is an expert on skin diseases at netdoktor.at. This online information platform publishes articles on health related topics including symptoms, treatments and prevention of various diseases. Univ. Dr. Okamoto informs about clavus or corns on netdoktor.at Prof. Okamoto informs about clavus or corns on netdoktor.at Following topics are discussed: How do you get corns Which types of clavus
Sun exposure as important they are for wellbeing and vitamin D production, careless behavior is harmful to ones health. Prof. Okamoto informs about the proper sun protection Dr. Okamoto describes as an expert of gesund.gv.at, the online information platform of the Ministry of health about the proper way to protect oneself against harmful sun exposure.