[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. Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2020]”

[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]). Continue reading “[5 min read] Nicotinamide in the prevention of skin cancer | Prof David Wilkinson”

[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 the validity of that paradigm. Continue reading “[3 min read] Surgical ellipse: Are the length-to-width ratio of 3:4 and a vertex angle of 30 ̊ correct?”

[1 min read] New guidelines: diagnosis and treatment of BCC and melanoma

guidelines

International guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are an important tool for medical practitioners in Australia who manage these conditions in their practice. Continue reading “[1 min read] New guidelines: diagnosis and treatment of BCC and melanoma”

[2 min read] New cryotherapy guidelines | Prof David Wilkinson

cryotherapy

The new Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines have been released. A PDF summary of the key recommendations is helpfully provided, which is well worth a read and important to become familiar with. Continue reading “[2 min read] New cryotherapy guidelines | Prof David Wilkinson”

[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2019]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the case of a flat facial lesion on a 60-year-old woman. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2019]”

[7 min read] How much sun causes melanoma?

melanoma treatment

QIMR Berghofer researchers have shown that 22 different genes help to determine how much sun exposure a person needs to receive before developing melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min read] How much sun causes melanoma?”

[4 min read] Blocking key regulator could treat non-melanoma skin cancers

The outer layer of the skin completely replaces itself every two to four weeks, but when this process is blocked, cancer can grow. A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now identified a key regulator of that block known as LSD1, as well as a way to genetically influence the skin to grow in a way that prevents this block from happening. Continue reading “[4 min read] Blocking key regulator could treat non-melanoma skin cancers”

[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2019]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the option of removing the crust covering a lesion in-clinic rather than prescribing a topical treatment and asking the patient to come back. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2019]”

[5 min read] Unique to Australia: Decline in melanoma mortality

Assessment of trends of melanoma incidence and mortality in Australia reveals a recent plateauing and reduction in melanoma age-standardised mortality1, which is unique to Australia (see figure 1). Continue reading “[5 min read] Unique to Australia: Decline in melanoma mortality”