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Fast-tracked skin cancer drug pembrolizumab gets approval

BBC report that a new drug for advanced skin cancer should be made available on the NHS in England, experts recommend. 

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Alert from MHRA and British Association of Dermatologists

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the British Association of Dermatologists are today warning people not to purchase or use Etin Skin Solution, a lotion claiming to treat skin conditions and known to have been supplied from various Asian and African beauty shops.

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European Commission approve Odomzo (formerly LDE225)

Novartis announce approval of Odomzo (formerly LDE225).

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Genetic Alliance UK plan for All Parliamentary Group for Rare Conditions

Genetic Alliance UK are planning to set up an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions.

Read more: Genetic Alliance UK plan for All Parliamentary Group for Rare Conditions

Vitamin D

It is recommended that everyone should take Vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in the UK, government experts are proposing. 

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Smartphone Applications for Detection of Skin Cancer

Smartphone applications for melanoma detection by community, patient and generalist clinician users: a review. 

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British Skin Foundation Introduce Molly the Mole

Meet Molly the Mole courtesy of the British Skin Foundation. 

Read more: British Skin Foundation Introduce Molly the Mole


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