[12 min read] The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management

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What is your position regarding the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the management of patients with melanoma?

Do you know what the latest national guidelines are? Do you follow them? Continue reading “[12 min read] The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management”

[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis

This month’s research article caught my eye because it is such a simple, yet useful and relevant study. From a single practice in Brisbane, the paper reports on the agreement or not between lesions of concern to a patient, and those identified by the dermatologist, upon examination.  Continue reading “[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis”

[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | April 2021

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In this month’s skin cancer update video with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, we look at his latest fascinating study into how patient management can change after diagnostic review by a second dermatopathologist.  Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | April 2021”

[8 min read] Detecting melanoma in high-risk patients | Prof David Wilkinson

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This month I draw your attention to what I believe is a profoundly important piece of research. The research – done in Australia – demonstrates the value of using a mixture of total body photography (TBP) and selected sequential digital dermoscopy (SDDI) among high risk patients, in terms of identifying melanoma. Continue reading “[8 min read] Detecting melanoma in high-risk patients | Prof David Wilkinson”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | March 2021

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In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares the results of his meta-analysis research into paediatric melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | March 2021”

[8 min read] Congenital naevi | Prof David Wilkinson

SKIN CANCER UPDATE

This month we look at the important topic of congenital naevi. These lesions vary from the small, minor and relatively inconsequential to the large, gruesome and life-threatening. Continue reading “[8 min read] Congenital naevi | Prof David Wilkinson”

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

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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. Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | February 2021”

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

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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. Continue reading “[2 min read] Power and utility of AI in skin cancer diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021

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In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the findings of a recent paper detailing a rapid increase in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021”

[5 min read] Can vitamin B3 reduce non-melanoma skin cancer risk?

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Skin cancer has been dubbed Australia’s ‘national cancer’, accounting for four times as many diagnoses as all other cancers put together. Finding ways to prevent skin cancer is a hot topic, and was the subject of a study conducted by a research team at the University of Sydney. As it is known that UV radiation causes DNA damage and also suppresses the innate immune response of the skin, the researchers sought to find compounds that could negate this process – specifically vitamin B3.

Continue reading “[5 min read] Can vitamin B3 reduce non-melanoma skin cancer risk?”