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Skin Cancer Viruses: Bench to Bedside
Friday, March 01
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD
- Erin H. Amerson, MD, FAAD
- Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Define viruses associated with skin cancer.
- Describe molecular mechanisms for viral carcinogenesis.
Over 15% of human cancers are caused by viruses. When a new virus is discovered in cancer, researchers must demonstrate an epidemiologic association as well as a molecular mechanism for carcinogenesis. We will review the evidence for three viruses associated with skin cancer: HHV-8 and Kaposi's sarcoma, HPV and squamous cell carcinoma, and MCPyV and Merkel cell carcinoma. This session will introduce dermatologists to techniques for viral discovery, viral mechanisms for carcinogenesis, and potential antiviral therapies for cancer.
|Friday, March 01|
|1:00 PM||Skin Cancer Viruses: Overview / Dr. Arron|
|1:20 PM||Human Papillomavirus / Dr. Arron|
|1:50 PM||Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus / Dr. Amerson|
|2:20 PM||Merkel Cell Polyomavirus / Dr. Nghiem|
|2:50 PM||Q&A / All faculty|