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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [1 March]

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In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Alex Speight, we review a 70-year-old male patient with a slow growing lesion on his right arm. 70-year-old male Slow growing lesion on arm

[Podcast] Why and how to integrate skin cancer services to your GP practice | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson

Welcome to the first podcast in our series on medical business management, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this opening episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of HealthCert Education and the National Skin Cancer Centres) about all things related to setting up and running effective […]

[3 min watch] Top 3 suturing tips


In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres shares his top three suturing tips, ideal for doctors who manage skin cancer surgery patients in primary care.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 February]

This week’s case discussion from Dr Sally Parsons features a 47-year-old fair-skinned female patient who presented for a skin check. A small pigmented lesion was found on the patient’s shoulder, subtly getting darker over a 12-month period since it was first noticed. 47-year-old female Small pigmented lesion on shoulder

[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | February 2021

skin cancer update

This month, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents a unique skin cancer update video on what primary care practitioners and skin cancer doctors are facing in melanoma screening since the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 February]

In this week’s case we look at a female patient who had seen her usual GP and had “a few sunspots” frozen off her back multiple times in the prior two years. She then presented to Dr Terry Harvey with persistent lesions.

[2 min watch] When should you refer skin cancer surgery patients to specialists?

skin cancer surgery

Even the most experienced skin cancer doctors can sometimes face challenging surgical cases that simply can’t be appropriately managed in the primary care or skin cancer clinic setting. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi talks about some of the circumstances in which he might refer a skin cancer surgery patient to a specialist.

[4 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid when setting up a skin cancer service

skin cancer practice

What are some common mistakes doctors make when first starting out in skin cancer medicine and getting the services running in their practice? In this short video, Paul Elmslie (CEO & Founder of National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the common mistakes you can avoid when setting up skin cancer services in your practice.

[2 min read] Power and utility of AI in skin cancer diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson


This month I am sharing a fascinating paper from the Nature journal that expands – and challenges – our understanding of the power and utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in skin cancer diagnosis.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [8 February]

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This week’s case discussion from Dr Terry Harvey features a 50-year-old female patient with a dark lesion on her right arm. 50-year-old female patient Dark lesion noted


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