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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? [27 January]

Case discussion

This week, we discuss an interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. A 60+ year-old patient reported that his lesion has been getting darker over the last 6 months. Please examine the dermoscopic image below. How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

[WEBINAR] A handful of golden rules in skin cancer management for the GP

In this webinar and Q&A session, experienced GP educator and skin cancer doctor Professor David Wilkinson shares key points to consider when seeing patients with skin cancer concerns in the primary care setting.

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

Case discussion

This week, we discuss another interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. A 60+ year-old female presented with an “irritated lesion on the hip”. Please examine the dermoscopic image below. How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2020]

skin cancer update

How does clinical history change the way you manage a lesion? In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares some concepts about clinical history.

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

Case discussion

This week, we discuss an interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. There are no clinical details for this patient, so please evaluate the case based on the dermoscopic image presented. How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

[5 min read] Nicotinamide in the prevention of skin cancer | Prof David Wilkinson

Nicotinamide

A colleague recently queried about the use of Nicotinamide in the prevention of non-melanoma skin cancers (or, as we should really be referring to them now, keratinocyte cancers [KC]).

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

Case discussion

In our first case study for this year, we discuss an engaging case from Dr Tomy Varghese. A 65-year-old male presented for his routine check-up and scripts, when a pigmented lesion (10 x 12 mm) was noticed on his forehead. The lesion has become darker since his last visit about a year ago. How should […]

[Podcast] 30 years of Dermoscopy with world leading experts – Episode 6

Dermoscopy Podcast

The final episode in our ’30 years of dermoscopy’ podcast series features two luminaries in the world of dermoscopy and skin cancer medicine, Associate Professor Andreas Blum and Professor H. Peter Soyer. Both speakers are internationally recognised for their contributions to their field and we are excited to share their perspectives.

[Podcast] 30 years of Dermoscopy with world leading experts – Episode 5

What are the origins of the first hand-held dermatoscope? In today’s podcast – the fifth in our ’30 years of Dermoscopy’ series – we hear from the grandson of inventor Helmut A. Heine, Oliver Heine. Joining him in this episode is the distinguished President of the International Dermoscopy Society, Associate Professor Iris Zalaudek.

[3 min read] Surgical ellipse: Are the length-to-width ratio of 3:4 and a vertex angle of 30 ̊ correct?

surgical ellipse

It has been postulated that elliptical cutaneous excisions must possess a length-to-width ratio of 3:4 and a vertex angle of 30 ̊ or less in order to be closed primarily without creating a “dog ear”. These dimensions became axiomatic in cutaneous surgery and have been taught in the apprenticeship model for years. A study examined […]

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