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A New Way to Evaluate Acral Lesions

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This month’s article is an editorial in the British Journal of Dermatology by Tschandl and Wiesner, that explores recent advances in aspects of imaging of pigmented skin lesions. It is a quick, worthwhile read to consider recent developments. My primary reason for highlighting this article this month, however, is because it includes work by Lallas […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [12 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr David Stewart. An 52-year-old male, renal transplant patient presents with a lesion on his Right ear. Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and proposed next step/s?

Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2018]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses vulvar mucosal lesions. These pigmented lesions can be difficult to manage because they often look very irregular and fit the ABCD criteria for melanoma. Giuseppe explains that with vulvar lesions, we should avoid applying the same rules that typically apply to the rest of […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [5 March]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 74-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noted on examination.  Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and proposed next step/s?

Immunotherapy Replacing Chemotherapy in Melanoma Treatment

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Chemotherapy could become a thing of the past for up to two thirds of cancer patients, as the federal government considers subsidising new immunotherapy treatments. Immunotherapy treatments Optivo and Keytruda are already subsidised by the government for the treatment of patients with melanoma, lung cancer and kidney cancer. Seeking subsidisation is a slow process that […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [26 February]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Tim Aung. An 80-year-old male with past history of melanoma and NMSC. The below shown lesion was noted on regular skin check.  Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and proposed next step/s?

Regular Sunscreen Use Could Reduce Melanoma Rates by a Third

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If all Australians regularly applied sunscreen, the burden of melanoma could be reduced by up to 34 per cent by 2031, according to a study by the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. In a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, researchers predicted the likely impact of regular sunscreen use on melanoma rates. They […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [19 February]

Case discussion Slavko Doslo

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 55-year-old female with past history of melanoma. The below shown lesion was noted on examination.  Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis?

How is artificial intelligence changing skin cancer medicine?

artificial intelligence

Our article of interest this month is a paper that I urge everyone to read and think about carefully. Abbott and Smith explore key issues about rapidly developing artificial intelligence technology and its likely / possible application and use in skin cancer medicine, both by patients and clinicians.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [12 February]

Case discussion Dave_Stewart

This week we have an engaging case from Dr Dave Stewart. An 76-year-old female with 2 week history of rapidly growing tender nodule (R) forearm. Please review and describe the clinical and dermoscopic image. What is your evaluation, and differential diagnosis?

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