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Does eating red and processed meat increase melanoma risk?

processed meat

The consumption of red meat and processed meat has been associated with an increased risk for several cancers, but the association with cutaneous melanoma risk has been inconclusive. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology investigated the association between red and processed meat intake and melanoma risk.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [17 September]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A woman presented for routine skin check. No specific history given. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images and what would you do next?

Radiotherapy in patients with non-melanoma skin cancers

radiotherapy

Is radiotherapy an effective adjuvant treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck? This was explored in a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, with a particular focus on the efficacy and outcomes of the therapy for elderly patients.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [10 September]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr David Stewart. An 41-year-old woman presented for routine skin check. Lesion on face had been treated the year before with cryo but had recurred. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images and what would you do next?

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [3 September]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Robert Mundell. An 62-year-old man with this lesion on his shoulder, past history of BCC. This is the only image, and there is no history. So, what is the differential diagnosis here, and what would you do?

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [September 2018]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses follow-ups for patients with melanoma. This is important for the early detection of recurrences and second primary melanomas, which are risk factors for patients with a history of melanoma.

What is the link between obesity and mortality in metastatic melanoma?

obesity

Did you know that obesity has been linked to increased mortality in several cancer types? The relation between obesity and survival outcomes in metastatic melanoma, however, have thus far remained unknown. So, a retrospective, multi-cohort study examined the association between body-mass index and progression-free survival or overall survival in patients with metastatic melanoma who received […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 August]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Dorothy Dowd. A lesion – reported as new – on an older woman’s forearm. Here are 2 images, one with the very recent scab on, and one with it removed.  From the shown dermoscopy images, please evaluate, indicate your likely diagnosis, and method of biopsy.

Does patients’ gender play a role in the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy?

immunotherapy

There is a gender-related dimorphism in immune system response; however, does patients’ gender play a role in the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors as cancer treatments? A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Oncology journal assessed the heterogeneity of immunotherapy efficacy between men and women.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 August]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. From the shown clinical and dermoscopy images, please evaluate, indicate your likely diagnosis, and method of biopsy.

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