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In the blog category “Case Studies” Professor David Wilkinson offers an excellent platform to discuss clinical problems and cases within a closed alumni community. This area is password-protected and only accessible to past HealthCert Certificate course participants.

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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.

The global burden of melanoma

burden of melanoma

Which regions of the world carry the most significant burden of melanoma, and what can be done to reduce melanoma incidences globally? Despite recent improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, vast differences in melanoma burden still exist between populations. Comparative data can highlight these differences and lead to focused efforts to reduce the burden of melanoma.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [13 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.

Managing patient anxiety while undergoing skin cancer excision

patient anxiety

Do you have many patients with anxiety? This month’s article deals with a – perhaps – uncommon, but not unimportant issue: managing patient anxiety while undergoing skin cancer excision.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [6 August]

Case discussion

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

What therapies are emerging for squamous cell carcinoma?

squamous cell carcinoma

What therapies are emerging in the treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma? Deaths from cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas may outnumber deaths from melanoma in both Australia and USA. While great advances have been made in targeted management of advanced melanoma and advanced basal cell carcinoma, targeted treatment of advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma has lagged behind.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 July]

Case discussion

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

Circulating Tumour DNA Predicts Survival in High-Risk Resected Melanoma Patients

melanoma

Patients with high-risk stage II/III resected melanoma commonly develop distant metastases. At present, it is impossible to differentiate between patients who will recur or those who are cured by surgery. A new study has investigated if circulating tumour DNA can predict relapse and survival in patients with resected melanoma.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 July]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Faizah Jabeen. An 11-year-old Asian background girl with a dark mole on left palm for around 1 year. Noticed the mole changing with increase in size and itchy. What is your evaluation of the clinical image? What would you do next?

What is the impact of advanced melanoma on quality of life?

quality of life

What is the impact of advanced melanoma on quality of life? Locally advanced cutaneous melanoma has marked quality of life implications. A recent study sought to address the impact on patients of advanced cutaneous melanoma by understanding and describing the patient experience of symptom management.

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