[10 min read] Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Where do we stand?

sentinel lymph node biopsy

This month’s research article is about sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and is in the form of a viewpoint from two clinicians at the centre of excellence that is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Continue reading “[10 min read] Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Where do we stand?”

[Resource] Melanoma treatment guidelines 2021

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If you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice, it is essential that you stay up to date with the latest melanoma guidelines. This helpful guide prepared by Professor David Wilkinson – who designed and led the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer – provides an outline for the management of melanoma in a primary care or skin cancer practice. Continue reading “[Resource] Melanoma treatment guidelines 2021”

[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

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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

skin cancer update

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”