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F057 - Late-breaking Research: Basic Science/Cutaneous Oncology/Pathology

Saturday, February 17; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe ground-breaking scientific developments in dermatologic research.
  • Evaluate and apply information from recent investigations to clinical practice.


These forums will highlight the latest ground-breaking observations in clinical, therapeutics, surgical, pediatric, dermatopathologic and basic research. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts describing their most recent results and the top scoring studies will be invited to discuss their findings in a brief oral presentation during one of the themed Forums.


  • Bunick, Christopher, MD, PhD: Allergan, Inc. – SP(H); Almirall – SP(H); UCB – SP(H);
  • Cook, Robert: Castle Biosciences, Inc – E(S), E(SO);
  • Dando, Emily: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Ferris, Laura K., MD, PhD: Abbott Laboratories – I(OB); Amgen – I(OB); Boehringer Ingelheim – I(OB); Castle Biosciences, Inc – C(H), I(OB); Celgene Corporation – I(OB); DermTech International – C(H), I(OB); Eli Lilly and Company – I(OB); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – C(H); Janssen Research & Development, LLC – I(OB); LEO Pharma, US – I(OB); Medimmune – I(OB); Novartis – A(H), I(OB); Pfizer Inc. – I(OB); Regeneron – I(OB);
  • Klebanov, Nikolai: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Nghiem, Paul, MD, PhD: I(Grants/Research Funding); EMD Serono – C(Fees); Merck & Co., Inc – A(H); Sanofi/Regeneron – A(H);
  • Omar, Salma: Novartis – I(Fees);
  • Park, Song, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Puza, Charles: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Rastogi, Supriya: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Tsao, Hensin, MD, PhD: Asana Biosciences, LLC – I(Grants/Research Funding); Epiphany Dermatology – A(H); Massachusetts General Hospital – E(S); Relay Therapeutics – I(Grants/Research Funding); UpToDate, Inc. – O(H); Worldcare Clinical, LLC – C(H);
  • Vetto, John, MD: Castle Biosciences, Inc – C(H); Roche Laboratories – SH(NC);
Saturday, February 17
9:00 AM
Klebanov / Inverse Genetic Risk Between Vitiligo and Cutaneous Melanoma
9:12 AM
Dr. Ferris / Validation of Noninvasive Gene Expression (PLA) Against High Risk Driver Mutations (BRAF, NRAS and TERT) in Cutaneous Melanoma
9:24 AM
Cook / A Prospective Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Clinical Impact Of A 31-Gene Expression Profile Test on Physician Recommendations for Management of Melanoma Patients
9:48 AM
Dr. Vetto / Clinical Utility of a 31-Gene Expression Profile Test to Determine Eligibility for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Melanoma Patients 65 Years of Age and Older
9:48 AM
Dando / The Growing Burden of Melanoma: The Incidence and Mortality of Melanoma in 45 Countries
10:00 AM
Park / Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Current United States Incidence and Projected Increases based on Changing Demographics
10:12 AM
Puza / Type of Organ Transplanted Impacts the Risk of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Cscc) in Transplant Recipients
10:24 AM
Rastogi / Vulvar Cancer Association with Groin Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Large, Urban, Single-Center, Midwestern U.S. Population Study
10:36 AM
Omar / Serum Endocan Level as a Marker of Endothelial Dysfunction: Relation to TNF-A, Age of Onset and Body Fat in Psoriatic Patients
10:48 AM
Dr. Bunick / The X-Ray Crystal Structure of Human Keratin 1 with S233L Mutation Demonstrates Mechanisms of Pathogenic Tonotubular Keratin Formation Leading to Epidermolytic Palmoplantar Keratoderma
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 4
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Charles Puza
  • Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Emily Dando
  • John Vetto, MD
  • Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Nikolai Klebanov
  • Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Robert Cook
  • Salma Omar - Handout
  • Song Park, MD
  • Supriya Rastogi