Posts Tagged Cherpelis

New Drug for the Treatment of Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
October 25, 2011

Genetech has submitted a New Drug Application for vismodegib to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of people with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) for whom surgery is considered inappropriate. BCC is the most common type of skin cancer which affects thousands of people each year. Most BCCs are easily treated through surgery. However, if left untreated, they can become very large and difficult to treat by standard means. Rarely, BCCs may even metastasize. Currently, there are limited treatment options once BCC reaches an advanced stage. […]

The Dangers of Teens using Tanning Beds
September 29, 2010

Nearly 28 million people tan indoors in the United States each year. Of these, 2.3 million are teens. What many of these people may not know, is that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds, is a carcinogen, or cancer causing agent. UV light is associated with the development of skin cancer, such as melanoma, and premature aging. The American Academy of Dermatology supports the World Health organization’s recommendation that minors should not use indoor tanning equipment because overexposure to UV light can lead […]

Nail Salon Dryers Increase Risk for Skin Cancer
September 1, 2010

Link to news piece: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/health/nail-salon-dryers-make-up-your-risk-for-skin-cancer By: Linda Hurtado Tampa, Fla – Most of you probably know a lady who gets her nails done and uses the nail dryer in the salon. But did you know medical experts believe those nail dryers may increase your risk of skin cancer? Jane Boccieri plays golf 3 times a week. Despite wearing a hat, suncglasses and golf gloves, Boccieri is constantly battling skin lesions that have turned into skin cancer. “It will start like a pimple and it will hurt to the touch and […]

Dr. Fenske, Dr. Shenefelt and Dr. Cherpelis picked as Best Docs in America 2010
August 4, 2010

https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/health/now/?p=13783&preview=true

Patients benefit most from time-savingMohs surgery
May 28, 2010

USF dermatologist develops rapid immunostain technique Word is spreading about a time-saving improvement to traditional Mohs surgery, a specialized outpatient method for treating certain skin cancers. Since his break-through article (published last summer in the journal Dermatologic Surgery) revealed an improved technique that reduced the time for the immunostaining component of Mohs surgery from an hour to 19 minutes, USF’s Basil Cherpelis, MD, has seen a steady increase in the number of patients seeking Mohs surgery at the USF Health clinic. He has also seen an increase in the number […]