[4 min read] Are people aware of sun protection strategies and do they actually use them?

sun protection

Are people aware of adequate sun protection measures and do they take appropriate steps to protect themselves from developing skin cancer? An exploratory study looked at the correspondence between knowledge, motivation and sun-protection practices among average people during vacations. Continue reading “[4 min read] Are people aware of sun protection strategies and do they actually use them?”

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

Skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about atypical melanocytic lesions: lesions that are histopathologically in between a melanoma and a naevus, with subtle melanoma criteria that are not enough for the pathologist to diagnose the lesion as a melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2019]”

[3 min read] Long-term outcomes of laser for congenital melanocytic naevi

congenital melanocytic naevi

What are the long-term outcomes of laser treatment for congenital melanocytic naevi? Although various laser treatments have been tried for congenital melanocytic naevi, only small retrospective studies with short-term follow-up have been performed to assess outcomes. Continue reading “[3 min read] Long-term outcomes of laser for congenital melanocytic naevi”

[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice

artificial intelligence

This month, we touch on Artificial Intelligence (AI) again, because this is such a fast-moving and fascinating field. Two very well written and short pieces are worth looking at and considering. Continue reading “[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice”

[5 min read] Photodynamic therapy vs conventional treatments for basal cell carcinoma

Topical photodynamic therapy is an established treatment option for low‐risk basal cell carcinoma (BCC), but how does its efficacy, cosmesis and tolerability compare with alternative treatments? Continue reading “[5 min read] Photodynamic therapy vs conventional treatments for basal cell carcinoma”

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2019]

Skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses melanoma guidelines and what to do when a difficult case falls outside the guidelines. Using real patient case examples, Giuseppe encourages physicians to assess melanomas on a case-by-case basis depending on the circumstances. Continue reading “[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2019]”

[4 min read] Paediatric melanoma in melanoma‐prone families

paediatric melanoma

Did you know that only around 0.4 per cent of all melanomas in the US are diagnosed in patients aged under 20 years? Melanoma in children from melanoma-prone families has not been fully investigated, so a recent study evaluated paediatric patients with melanoma with extensive follow‐up in melanoma‐prone families with and without cyclin‐dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) mutations.

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[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy

melanoma guidelines

This month, we share the latest publication from the Melanoma Guidelines Working Party, published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. I will be presenting some thoughts and perspectives in coming months on each major recommendation. Continue reading “[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy”

[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. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2019]”

[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. Continue reading “[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease”