Research summary: Self-examination for skin cancer detection

self-examination for skin cancer

This month we consider skin self-examination for skin cancer detection. In the latest Melanoma Practice Review my eye was drawn to a paper published in Dermatology reporting on the sensitivity and specificity of self-examination for melanoma.
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Research summary: Technologies to detect & manage melanoma

manage melanoma

This month’s research article takes us into the broad domain of technology and AI. We are all aware of how these developments are becoming prevalence in our lives – working and social. In our practice of skin cancer medicine, imaging technology with / without focused AI is perhaps the most obvious tech.
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Research summary: Consumer preferences on tele-dermoscopy services

te;e-dermoscopy

In this month’s research article, I share a paper from colleagues at The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, and their collaborating institutions.

I think this is a quite fascinating paper, and one that is well worth a careful read. The paper explores important aspects of consumer preference and willingness to pay for teledermoscopy services. Continue reading “Research summary: Consumer preferences on tele-dermoscopy services”

Research summary: Guidelines for managing Spitz naevi

Spitz naevi

This month we revisit the important topic of Spitz naevi. I had reason to review the guidelines recently, because of a case I saw in my clinic. Since we don’t see these cases so often, I think it is useful to remind ourselves of the management protocol.
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Research summary: Effect of confocal microscopy on diagnostic accuracy of melanoma

confocal microscopy

A very interesting and important trial has recently been published that looks at the role and value of confocal microscopy on diagnostic accuracy of melanoma.
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Research summary: Management of melanoma by GPs (SCARD)

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management of melanoma

This month our focus is on the latest publication from the SCARD database and the large team of mainly GPs who have contributed to the brilliant work in SCARD. This really is “great research” and a “great paper” and I encourage everyone to read it, and be inspired by it.
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Research review: How to treat hypertrophic scars

hypertrophic scars

This month we take a look at “hypertrophic scars” and their treatment. I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of these – thankfully, not in patients that I have operated on (and I will deal with why that is, in a future Research Review), but in others’ patients. Continue reading “Research review: How to treat hypertrophic scars”

Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects

ear defects

This month we share a simple surgical tip in the form of a research letter. I am always on the lookout for these kinds of tips, and I use them in my own practice regularly. Continue reading “Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects”

[10 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 2)

You Dermoscopy

In the second part of a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano takes us through an application he developed with colleagues, called You Dermoscopy Training – an interactive dermoscopy game. In this video, he focuses on some real patient cases evaluated in the app. Continue reading “[10 min watch] ‘You Dermoscopy’: Learning dermoscopy via a game (Part 2)”

[3 min read] “National health priority”: The critical need for skin cancer training

skin cancer training

A new, landmark report from Melanoma Institute Australia has found that melanoma rates are rising. It estimates that without critical action, by 2030 a further 205,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma and 18,000 will die from the disease within five years of diagnosis. Continue reading “[3 min read] “National health priority”: The critical need for skin cancer training”