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[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2019]

Skin cancer update

In this skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses treatments for difficult advanced melanoma cases. Looking at real patient examples, Giuseppe describes the options for treatment, including the factors physicians should consider when choosing therapies for their patients.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 January]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images below? Is there a differential diagnosis? If so, how would you biopsy?

[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease

BCC

The dermoscopic features of superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Bowen’s disease have been extensively investigated, and dermoscopy was shown to significantly improve their recognition. However, incorrectly diagnosed cases still exist, with a considerable number of BCCs dermoscopically interpreted as Bowen’s disease.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 January]

Case discussion

This week we have an engaging case. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images below? What do you think of each and what would you do?

[4 min read] What surgery do patients prefer for facial melanoma and what influences their choice?

surgery

What method do patients prefer for surgical treatment of facial melanoma, and what causes patients to value the importance of surgery?

[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?

dysplastic naevi

Can moderately dysplastic naevi that have been excisionally biopsied with no residual clinical pigmentation but with positive histologic margins be closely observed instead of re-excised?

[3 min read] Risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV

HIV and skin cancer

What is the risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV? The risk of skin cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been extensively studied. A Danish study sought to determine the risk of skin cancer in patients with the virus, and compare it with the risk in the non-HIV population.

[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?

Artificial intelligence

Yes, the robots are coming! This month I share an article published in PLOS One in March this year. There is now a steady stream of research papers showing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is effective in accurately diagnosing skin cancers.

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

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the dermoscopic images here? No history, just clinical findings. What do you think? (Not everything is a skin cancer!) Is this? Would you biopsy / why?

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2018]

skin cancer update

[6 min watch] In this skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the best practice for patient follow-up, especially for patients with multiple moles. 

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