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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]”
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?”
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”
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]”
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”
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Source: Fontana F., 2019. Biohybrid Cloaked Nanovaccines for Immunotherapy. Dissertationes Scholae Doctoralis Ad Sanitatem Investigandam Universitatis Helsinkiensis, 47/2019, pp.78. ISBN 987-951-51-5286-2 (Paperback), ISBN 978-951-51-5287-9 (PDF, http://ethesis.helsinki.fi), ISSN 2342-316
Australian scientists have identified a way to help primary care physicians determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma.
A team at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute uncovered the specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles that appear on the body, and their role in causing skin cancer. Continue reading “[5 min read] How gene variations affect melanoma risk”
An Australian study has discovered 45 new genetic variants that put people at higher risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) – the most common form of skin cancers. Continue reading “[7 min read] 45 new genetic causes of non-melanoma skin cancer identified”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses differential diagnoses for lesions on the scalp, especially in elderly people. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [October 2019]”
A recent article published in Australian Doctor warned against shave biopsies for pigmented skin lesions suspicious for melanoma. Below, Professor David Wilkinson offers guidance for the best-practice approach to biopsying these lesions in general practice. Continue reading “[4 min read] How to biopsy pigmented skin lesions”