Recent lectures, interviews, and presentations

Dr. Lee lectured on Melanoma: Staging and Diagnostics at the Pacific Dermatologic Association's Annual Meeting in Coronado Island, CA

August 15, 2019

Dr. Lee lectured on The Microbiome & its Role on Immunoregulation & Psoriasis at the 37th Carl M. Pearson Memorial Symposium: Frontiers of Rheumatology Conference in Marina del Rey, CA

April 13, 2019

Dr. Lee lectured on BCG as a Therapy for Inoperable Cutaneous Metastatic Melanoma at the International BCG Symposium Institut Pasteur de Lille, in Lille Cedex, France

December 5, 2018

Dr. Lee directed a forum on Advanced Melanoma-staging, Mechanisms of Current Therapies, and Update on Future Therapies at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

February 19, 2018

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Claire Gillspie for SheKnows: "The Best Fabrics to Wear If You Have Psoriasis."

October 2, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Lisa Lombardi for Reader's Digest: "5 Things Dermatologists Refuse to Use on Their Hands."

September 29, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Stephanie Booth for Health.com: ""I Thought My Dark Skin Protected Me From Melanoma— I Was Wrong."

June 27, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Amy Capetta for Yahoo Beauty: "1 in 5 Indoor Tanning Salons Allow Minors, Despite Bans."

June 15, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Korin Miller for Women'sHealth: "This woman's Skin 'Melted off' From her Medication."

May 10, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Marilynn Larkin for Reuters: "Pigmented lesion assay aids melanoma biopsy decisions."

May 4, 2017

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Amy Capetta for Yahoo Beauty: "Mom of Baby with Strawberry Mark is Sharing Her Son's 'Adventure'".

April 18, 2017

Dr. Lee interviewed by Amy Capetta in an article for Yahoo Beauty: "People who Tan Regularly are Likely to have Other Addictions"

April 3, 2017

Researchers from Yale Cancer Center concluded those who exhibited a tanning dependence — aka a tanning addiction — were six times as likely to also be dependent on alcohol and three times as likely to suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Dr. Lee interviewed by Marilynn Larkin in an article for Reuters/MDAlert: "Dermatology consults may cut hospital stays, readmissions"

March 23, 2017

Inpatient dermatology consultations were associated with shorter hospital stays and reduced readmissions in a U.S. medical center and may do the same elsewhere, researchers in Ohio suggest.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Marilynn Larkin in an article for Reuters/The Dermatologist: "Racial Differences in Post-Transplant Skin Diseases Identified"

March 17, 2017

Optimal post-transplant skin care for organ recipients differs by race, with blacks more prone to inflammatory and infectious conditions, researchers say.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Stephanie Booth for an article for WebMD: "How Does Diabetes Affect Psoriasis."

February 22, 2017

People who have psoriasis are more likely to get type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Marilynn Larkin in an article for Reuters/MDAlert: "Decision to treat actinic keratosis depends on how physicians frame risks"

January 25, 2017

How a physician describes the risk of malignant transformation strongly influences a patient's decision to treat actinic keratosis (AK), researchers in Pennsylvania suggest.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Missy Wilkinson in an article for Thrllist: "They're trying to ban kids from using tanning beds, which probably should already be a rule."

January 23, 2017

"People have argued that the FDA is going after women who own small businesses. I understand you're trying to find angles, but tanning beds are just a health hazard."

Dr. Lee interviewed by Jenn Morson in an article for Reader's Digest: "10 Signs You Need a Dermatologist—STAT!"

January 13, 2017

Whether it's a suspicious mole, a rash that just won't go away, or a possible tick bite, early intervention is key to the best possible recovery.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Marilynn Larkin in an article for MD Alert: "Rituximab promising for dermatitis herpetiformis."

January 5, 2017

Rituximab may be an effective treatment for recalcitrant dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), according to a recent case study.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Carina Wolff in an article for Bustle: "11 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You That You're Probably Not Paying Attention To."

October 20, 2016

Paying attention to your body's symptoms can help you get your health back on track.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Lisa Fogarty in an article, "We Asked A Doc: What's The Deal With Dairy Being Bad For Your Skin ?"

October 14, 2016

The relationship between diet and acne is highly controversial.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Knvul Sheikh in an article for Scientific American, "The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome--and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer."

October 1, 2016

If certain bacteria do instigate cancer, the finding could lead to new screening methods or treatments.

Dr. Lee interviewed by Bianca Mendez in an article for Bustle: "8 Most Common Skin Care Mistakes Dermatologists See & Products That Help."

September 30, 2016

Different factors like environment and stress can throw off your regimen, and as you get older, your skin’s needs change.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Suzannah Weiss in an article, "The 7 Worst Pieces of Health Advice We Always Hear."

September 28, 2016

Here are the current trendy pieces of advice that professionals most vehemently disagree with.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Bianca Mendez in an article, "5 Common Deodorant Mistakes You Might Be Making."

August 31, 2016

Rethinking how you apply deodorant.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Charlotte Andersen in an article, "15 Silent Signs of Lupus You Should Never Ignore."

August 10, 2016

If you have more than four of any of these symptoms of lupus, it may be time to call your doctor.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Lauren Matthews in an article,"9 Problems Only Redheads Understand (Skin Cancer).”

August 8, 2016

Unusual and expected issues redheads have to endure.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Stephanie Booth in an article," Don't Think You Need Sunscreen? Look at Your Butt."

July 19, 2016

Take a quick peek at your cheeks and you're going to find skin that's far tighter and
smoother than the rest of your bod.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Amy Capetta in an article, "Tell Us Something New: Redheads Have Higher Risk of Melanoma."

July 14, 2016

Gene variants that are found in people with red hair, fair skin, and freckles are linked to a higher number of genetic mutations (a permanent alteration that differs from what is found in most people) in skin cancers.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Reuters in an article, “Take precautions during laser hair removal, researchers advise.”

July 13, 2016

The smelly "burning hair" smoke released during laser hair removal could be a health hazard.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Marilynn Larkin in an article, “Take precautions during laser hair removal, researchers advise.”

July 13, 2016

The smelly "burning hair" smoke released during laser hair removal could be a health hazard.

Dr. Lee was interviewed in an article, “6 facts you should know about your hair and nails.”

July 7, 2016

Set the record straight on some of the most common and confusing hair and nail questions

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Linda Melone in an article, “Skin Cancer Prevention 101.”

July 1, 2016

It's easy to protect yourself and reduce your risk by taking a proactive approach.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Mickey Goodman on an article, “The 25 Most Dangerous Mistakes People Make in the Summer. And more importantly, how to avoid them.”

July 1, 2016

By following a few common sense rules, you can keep every member of your family safe all summer long.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Monica Beyer on an article, “You're Sunburnt to a Crisp. Here's How to Feel Better.”

June 24, 2016

When you get a sunburn, you can't undo it. But there are ways to relieve the pain -- these are the best ones.

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Amy Capetta on an article, " “Is Laser Hair Removal Safe When You Have Tattoos?” ."

June 22, 2016

A precautionary note for anyone seeking any type of laser skin treatment: “Consult
with a board-certified dermatologist,”

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Lisa Fogerty on an article, “Sorry Mom, but the spray sunscreen really is as bad as they say.”

June 7, 2016

Aerosol sunscreens are thinner and can leave spots on your skin that you may miss vulnerable to sun damage

Dr. Lee was interviewed by Denise Dador in a TV clip, “Paper-based Sensor for Monitoring Sun Exposure.”

June 4, 2016

Researchers report in ACS Sensors the development of a paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure given different skin tones and sunscreen levels.

Dr. Lee was interviewed on an article, “Paper-based Sensor for Monitoring Sun Exposure.”

June 3, 2016

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Amy Capetta, “ “Here’s How Fish Scales Might Heal Your Skin.”

May 23, 2016

Dermatologists from Sweden have found that skin grafts made
from Atlantic cod scales have successfully treated chronic skin wounds.

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Charlotte Andersen, “The Worst Skin Care Advice Dermatologists Have Ever Heard.”

April 15, 2016

When it comes to skincare, (expensive!) myths abound. Here, top dermatologists share how to separate fact from fiction.

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Bethany Ramos, “Tanning before prom is so 2006.”

April 6, 2016

Picture-perfect prom tans aren't worth the risk to your kid's health.

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Lisa Goldstein, “When to see a dermatologist about your dry skin.”

February 15, 2016

How to tell if your dry skin needs a dermatologist visit or just a drugstore cure.

Dr. Lee commented in an article , “6 Sunscreen Myths To Stop Believing.”

January 25, 2016

Popular myths about sunscreen may be dangerous to your health. 

Dr. Lee commented in an article , “New Blood Test Gets Leg Up On Advanced Melanoma.”

January 12, 2016

A blood test that monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells may be better at tracking progression of metastatic melanoma than the current standard blood test. 

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Cindy Kuzma, “Is It Dangerous to Keep a Hair Tie Around Your Wrist? One woman's serious infection highlights the potential danger, but simple steps can keep you safe.”

December 3, 2015

One woman's serious infection highlights the potential danger, but simple steps can keep you safe.

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Tara Haelle, “Anakinra Shows Promise in Hidradenitis Suppurativa”

November 23, 2015

The anti-inflammatory biologic drug anakinra can safely and effectively treat the skin disorder hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Elea Carey, “The Pagano Diet: Can It Help Psoriasis?"

November 9, 2015

Is there a link between one's diet and skin disease?

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Stephanie Booth, “Your Weight May Make It Tougher to Keep Your Skin Clear.”

October 23, 2015

We all strive to be thin, but there might be one consequence of a low BMI that you did NOT see coming: Skinny women may be more likely to have acne.

Dr. Lee commented in an article by Kristen Stewart “Keeping a Chronic Hives Diary .”

October 21, 2015

Chronic hives may be caused by a trigger — a food, medication, or even something in your environment. Keeping a diary can help pinpoint the culprit.

Dr. Lee commented in an article: “6 Workout Secrets That Won't Worsen Psoriasis.”

When you have psoriasis, it may be daunting to think about working out and getting sweaty. But with a few modifications, there are ways to have a safe workout despite psoriasis flare-ups.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Korin Miller on "Why Some People (Like Hillary Clinton) Just Don’t Sweat."

October 13, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton sweat at the first Democratic debate?

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Stephanie Booth on "Beauty Sleep: 5 Benefits for Your Skin."

September 2015

Beauty Sleep: 5 Benefits for Your Skin.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Tara Haelle on "Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression."

August 20, 2015

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say...

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Marygrace Taylor on "How Margaritas Can Give You a Sunburn."

July 2, 2015

The summer cocktail can mess with your skin, even if you’re not drinking.

Dr. Lee was interviewed on an article on "The unusual signs of skin cancer."

September 29, 2014

                Radio interview with Donald Morrison from KFI-AM 640 regarding the unusual signs of skin cancer.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by By Mikel Theobald on "Psoriasis Treatment: Systemic vs. Biologic Medication"

August 20, 2014

Before deciding which type of drug may be best for you, learn about the benefits and risks of both systemic and biologic medications for psoriasis.

Dr. Lee was interviewed on an article on "Women who avoid summer sunbathing twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day."

August 3, 2014

                Radio interview with Donald Morrison from KFI-AM 640 regarding new study on women who avoid summer sunbathing twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day .

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Linda Hepler, BSN, RN on "The Truth about Skin Cancer"

June 2014

“Immune system cells everywhere in your body are your barrier against cancers, the first level of surveillance,” - Delphine Lee, MD, PhD

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Regina Boyle Wheeler on "Determining your specific symptoms and lifestyle needs will assist your doctor in finding the right combination of treatments to help control psoriatic arthritis."

May 12, 2014

Online interview with EverydayHealth.com (exclusive health content provide for AOL.com)

Dr. Lee was featured on her published results of breakthrough research on "Microbial Dysbiosis Is Associated with Human Breast Cancer."

January 8, 2014

Researchers from the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Saint John’s Health Center just published the results of breakthrough research that may change the future of breast cancer treatment and prevention.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Kristen Stewart on "Biologics can be an effective treatment option for moderate to severe psoriasis."

January 2014

Online interview with EverydayHealth.com (exclusive health content provided for AOL.com)

Dr. Lee was interviewed about "Tattoos can hide malignant melanomas"

August 18, 2013

                Radio interview with Donald Morrison from KFI-AM 640 regarding tattoos hiding malignant melanomas.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Kristen Stewart on "Treatment Options for Excessive Underarm Sweat"

May 2013

Online interview with EverydayHealth.com (exclusive health content provide for AOL.com)

Dr. Lee was interviewed about "Melanoma Awareness"

May 17, 2013

                Radio interview with Frank Mottek KNX-AM 1070 from CBS newstalk radio “Business Hour”.

Dr. Lee was featured on an article on "Recommendations for Sun Safety."

May 17, 2013

“Melanoma is the most common and deadly form of skin cancer in the U.S.,”...

Dr. Lee was interviewed about an article on "Redheads may be at higher risk of skin cancer even without sun"

November 1, 2012

Dr. Lee conducted a television interview with KTLA-Live Channel 5 Leila Feinstein. 

Dr. Lee was interviewed about "Why smoking might raise your odds for skin cancer"

July 1, 2012

                Radio interview with Donald Morrison from KFI-AM 640.

Dr. Lee commented in an article written by Chai Woodham on "1 in 5 Americans Will Get Skin Cancer. Will It Be You?"

May, 23, 2012