[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”

[4 min read] What surgery do patients prefer for facial melanoma and what influences their choice?

surgery

What method do patients prefer for surgical treatment of facial melanoma, and what causes patients to value the importance of surgery? Continue reading “[4 min read] What surgery do patients prefer for facial melanoma and what influences their choice?”

[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?

dysplastic naevi

Can moderately dysplastic naevi that have been excisionally biopsied with no residual clinical pigmentation but with positive histologic margins be closely observed instead of re-excised? Continue reading “[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?”

[3 min read] Risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV

HIV and skin cancer
What is the risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV? The risk of skin cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been extensively studied. A Danish study sought to determine the risk of skin cancer in patients with the virus, and compare it with the risk in the non-HIV population.

Continue reading “[3 min read] Risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV”

[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?

Artificial intelligence

Yes, the robots are coming! This month I share an article published in PLOS One in March this year. There is now a steady stream of research papers showing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is effective in accurately diagnosing skin cancers. Continue reading “[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?”

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2018]

skin cancer update

[6 min watch] In this skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the best practice for patient follow-up, especially for patients with multiple moles.  Continue reading “Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [December 2018]”

[4 min read] Does childhood sunscreen use decrease risk of melanoma before age 40?

melanoma

Does an association exist between the use of sunscreen in childhood and early adulthood and risk of melanoma before age 40 years, and what factors are associated with sunscreen use among Australian children and young adults? Continue reading “[4 min read] Does childhood sunscreen use decrease risk of melanoma before age 40?”

Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2018]

skin cancer update

[4 min watch] Would you like a training tool to help exercise your knowledge in dermoscopy? In this skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano demonstrates a new application called YouDermoscopy, featuring over 800 real-life cases. You can upload your own cases to seek a second opinion and assist your colleagues to reach a diagnosis. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [November 2018]”

[3 min read] The problem of dysplastic naevi

dysplastic naevi

We all continue to be plagued by the problem of dysplastic naevi, and especially what to do if we biopsy these lesions and the pathology report comes back with “margins involved”. What should we do? Continue reading “[3 min read] The problem of dysplastic naevi”