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Articles by Shasa Hu
Based on 11 articles published since 2008
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Between 2008 and 2019, Shasa Hu wrote the following 11 articles about Melanoma.
 
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1 Guideline Guidelines of care for the management of primary cutaneous melanoma. 2019

Swetter, Susan M / Tsao, Hensin / Bichakjian, Christopher K / Curiel-Lewandrowski, Clara / Elder, David E / Gershenwald, Jeffrey E / Guild, Valerie / Grant-Kels, Jane M / Halpern, Allan C / Johnson, Timothy M / Sober, Arthur J / Thompson, John A / Wisco, Oliver J / Wyatt, Samantha / Hu, Shasa / Lamina, Toyin. ·Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Stanford, California; Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. Electronic address: sswetter@stanford.edu. · Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Boston, Massachusetts. · Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. · Division of Dermatology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona. · Department of Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Department of Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. · AIM at Melanoma Foundation, Plano, Texas. · Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut; Department of Pathology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut; Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut. · Department of Dermatology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. · Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. · Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, Washington. · Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. · Decatur Dermatology, Decatur, Alabama. · Department of Dermatology, University of Miami Health System, Miami, Florida. · American Academy of Dermatology, Rosemont, Illinois. ·J Am Acad Dermatol · Pubmed #30392755.

ABSTRACT: The incidence of primary cutaneous melanoma continues to increase each year. Melanoma accounts for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths, but treatment is usually curative following early detection of disease. In this American Academy of Dermatology clinical practice guideline, updated treatment recommendations are provided for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma (American Joint Committee on Cancer stages 0-IIC and pathologic stage III by virtue of a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy). Biopsy techniques for a lesion that is clinically suggestive of melanoma are reviewed, as are recommendations for the histopathologic interpretation of cutaneous melanoma. The use of laboratory, molecular, and imaging tests is examined in the initial work-up of patients with newly diagnosed melanoma and for follow-up of asymptomatic patients. With regard to treatment of primary cutaneous melanoma, recommendations for surgical margins and the concepts of staged excision (including Mohs micrographic surgery) and nonsurgical treatments for melanoma in situ, lentigo maligna type (including topical imiquimod and radiation therapy), are updated. The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy as a staging technique for cutaneous melanoma is described, with recommendations for its use in clinical practice. Finally, current data regarding pregnancy and melanoma, genetic testing for familial melanoma, and management of dermatologic toxicities related to novel targeted agents and immunotherapies for patients with advanced disease are summarized.

2 Review Melanoma in Hispanic and black Americans. 2008

Rouhani, Panta / Hu, Shasa / Kirsner, Robert S. ·Department of Dermatology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33101, USA. ·Cancer Control · Pubmed #18596677.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Although age-adjusted incidence rates (per 100,000) for melanoma are lower among Hispanics and blacks (4.5 and 1.0, respectively) compared with white non-Hispanics (21.6), melanomas among minority populations in the United States are more likely to metastasize and have poorer outcomes. METHODS: A review of the literature was conducted on melanomas affecting Hispanic and black Americans. RESULTS: Because of the low index of suspicion in both the medical community and these ethnic populations, diagnosis is often delayed, resulting in advanced presentation and a poorer prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: More comprehensive medical training, expanded public educational campaigns, and increased awareness among patients of all skin types to perform self skin checks are recommended. Further studies elucidating the etiology and risk factors for melanoma among minority populations are warranted.

3 Article Rates of Dermoscopy Use for Melanoma Diagnosis in the Miami VA Medical Center. 2017

Chen, Lucy L / Wei, Erin X / Ma, Fangchao / Keri, Jonette / Hu, Shasa. ·Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. · Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. ·JAMA Dermatol · Pubmed #28273283.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

4 Article Google Search Trends and Skin Cancer: Evaluating the US Population's Interest in Skin Cancer and Its Association With Melanoma Outcomes. 2015

Bloom, Romi / Amber, Kyle T / Hu, Shasa / Kirsner, Robert. ·Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. · Department of Internal Medicine, MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois. ·JAMA Dermatol · Pubmed #26061357.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

5 Article Predictors of neighborhood risk for late-stage melanoma: addressing disparities through spatial analysis and area-based measures. 2014

Hu, Shasa / Sherman, Recinda / Arheart, Kristopher / Kirsner, Robert S. ·Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. Electronic address: shu@med.miami.edu. · Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. · Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. · Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. ·J Invest Dermatol · Pubmed #24335896.

ABSTRACT: Minority populations have disproportionately more advanced stage melanoma and worse survival. To clarify the impact of race and ethnicity on late-stage melanoma diagnosis, we performed spatial analysis of geocoded melanoma cases diagnosed in Florida, 1999-2008, to identify geographic clusters of higher-than-expected incidence of late-stage melanoma and developed predictive models for melanoma cases in high-risk neighborhoods accounting for area-based poverty, race/ethnicity, patient insurance status, age, and gender. In the adjusted model, Hispanic ethnicity and census tract-level poverty are the strongest predictors for clustering of late-stage melanoma. Hispanic whites were 43% more likely to live in neighborhoods with excessive late-stage melanoma (P<0.001) compared with non-Hispanic whites (NHW). For every 1% increase in population living in poverty, there is a 2% increase in late-stage melanoma clustering (P<0.001). Census tract-level poverty predicted late-stage melanoma similarly among NHW and Hispanic whites. The impact of insurance coverage varied among populations; the most consistent trend was that Medicaid coverage is associated with higher odds for late-stage melanoma. The finding that Hispanics are most likely to reside in high-risk neighborhoods, independent of poverty and insurance status, underscores the importance of addressing, and overcoming community-level barriers to melanoma care.

6 Article Disparity in melanoma: a trend analysis of melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis among whites, Hispanics, and blacks in Florida. 2009

Hu, Shasa / Parmet, Yisrael / Allen, Glenn / Parker, Dorothy F / Ma, Fangchao / Rouhani, Panta / Kirsner, Robert S. ·Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. ·Arch Dermatol · Pubmed #20026844.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To examine and compare the temporal trends in melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis among whites, Hispanics, and blacks in Florida from 1990 to 2004. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and retrospective analysis. SETTING: Florida Cancer Data System. PATIENTS: Melanoma cases with known stage and race/ethnicity reported from 1990 to 2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Age-adjusted melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis. RESULTS: Of 41 072 cases of melanoma, 39 670 cases were reported for white non-Hispanics (WNHs), 1148 for white Hispanics (WHs), and 254 for blacks. Melanoma incidence rates increased by 3.0% per year among WNH men (P < .001), 3.6% among WNH women (P < .001), 3.4% among WH women (P = .01), and 0.9% among WH men (P = .52), while remaining relatively stable among black men and women. Both WHs and blacks had significantly more advanced melanoma at presentation: 18% of WH and 26% of black patients had either regional or distant-stage melanoma at diagnosis compared with 12% of WNH patients. The proportion of distant-stage melanoma diagnosed among WHs and blacks changed little from 1990 to 2004, compared with a steady decrease in the percentage of melanoma cases diagnosed at distant stage among WNHs (P < .001). Such differences in the time trends of the proportion of distant-stage melanoma remained after excluding in situ cases. CONCLUSIONS: The rising melanoma incidence among WNHs and WHs emphasizes the need for primary prevention. The persistence of disparity in melanoma stage at diagnosis among WHs, blacks, and WNHs warrants closer examination of secondary prevention efforts in minority groups.

7 Article Chronic diseases and non-melanoma skin cancer: is there an association? 2008

Romagosa, Yvonne / Hu, Shasa / Kirsner, Robert S. ·Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. ·J Invest Dermatol · Pubmed #18337706.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

8 Minor Recent dermatology visit is associated with thinner Breslow depth nodular melanomas. 2019

Wei, Erin X / Chen, Lucy / Ma, Fangchao / Keri, Jonette / Hu, Shasa. ·Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: xewei@bwh.harvard.edu. · Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. · Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, Illinois. · Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; Veterans Affairs Miami Health Care System, Miami, Florida. ·J Am Acad Dermatol · Pubmed #30876534.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

9 Minor Association of Google Search Volume Index Peaks for Skin Cancer With Skin Cancer Awareness Month--Reply. 2016

Amber, Kyle T / Bloom, Romi / Hu, Shasa. ·Department of Dermatology, University of California Irvine Health Center, Irvine. · Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. ·JAMA Dermatol · Pubmed #26762258.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

10 Minor Suboptimal skin cancer screening and delayed melanoma diagnosis in Hispanics: comment on "Cutaneous melanoma and other skin cancer screening among Hispanics in the United States". 2011

Hu, Shasa / Kirsner, Robert S. · ·Arch Dermatol · Pubmed #21690546.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

11 Minor Geographic distribution of melanoma in Miami-Dade County, Florida: online first. 2011

Yin, Natalie / Parker, Dorothy F / Hu, Shasa / Kirsner, Robert S. · ·Arch Dermatol · Pubmed #21242347.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --