LONDON, April 30, 2014 — Melanoma/Skin Cancer Study by Creation Healthcare
Data from a study carried out using Creation Pinpoint®
1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014
Risk of development of melanoma – (12.5%)
– Studies on links between alcohol and skin cancer.
– Tanning booths contributing to the development of melanoma.
Rising rates of skin cancer – (9.1%)
– Men more likely to suffer from skin cancer.
– Package holidays blamed for rising rates of melanoma.
– Surge in cases highest since the 1970s in the UK.
– Warnings about potential misdiagnosis – in one case how skin cancer was mistaken for a verruca.
Drugs and trials for new drugs– (8.4%)
– Research on antifungal being used to treat basal cell carcinoma.
– Phase 1 trials on two investigational immunotherapies for advanced melanoma.
– The approval by the FDA of Tafinlar and Mekinist in combination for metastatic melanoma.
Prevention of and protection against skin cancer- (7%)
– Advice from doctors on how to ensure sensible sun exposure.
– Statistics on how 4 out of 5 cases of skin cancer could have been prevented.
– The importance of being protected against both UVA and UVB rays.
5. Were there spikes in the skin cancer/melanoma conversation during the year?
26% of the total mentions by HCPs of melanoma/skin cancer occurred during just the two summer months of July and August.