[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?”

[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson

This month, we look at an interesting paper and associated commentary that examines the relationship between melanoma and UV exposure in people with coloured skin. This is relevant to skin cancer medicine practice in many different countries. Continue reading “[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | December 2020

In the final skin cancer update of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano analyses real-life cases for the six benign features he recommends looking for while diagnosing facial lesions, including pigmented scales and white follicles.

Professor Argenziano also refers back to the general concepts he suggests keeping in mind during diagnosis such as forgetting the age of patients and firstly looking for non-melanoma features.

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[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

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A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is all this? Continue reading “[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson

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For a really useful, powerful and insightful overview of the situation with skin cancer in Australia, I recommend a new article published in the MJA to “celebrate” National Skin Cancer Action Week. Continue reading “[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson”

[12 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | November 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the third of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses diagnosing facial lesions, and explores the six benign features he recommends looking for – starting with pigmented and non-pigmented scales.

Professor Argenziano also refers to real-life cases he has treated, including a woman in her forties with a solitary lesion, and talks through the noticeable benign features he finds. Tune in next month for the final part of this four-part series.

Watch the full skin cancer update now:

To learn more from Professor Giuseppe Argenziano:

Skin Cancer Certificate Courses in Australia

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[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis

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It is well known that vitamin D can be effective in the prevention of skin cancer, but the synthesis of vitamin D requires ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a known risk factor for melanoma. A new study investigated the correlations between serum vitamin D levels and risk and prognosis of melanoma. Continue reading “[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis”