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[3 min read] Can smartphone apps really detect skin cancer?

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Do smartphone apps that assess moles for skin cancer actually work? Some new research suggests these popular apps might not be a reliable method of detecting all forms of skin cancer. Read on for an additional expert comment from Professor David Wilkinson!

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [17 February]

Case discussion

For this week’s analysis, we have a case from Dr Mokesh Raj. Some key points to consider: No history or clinical picture Lesion is located on the face Patient is a 70+ male Review the image below What is your evaluation and how would you proceed? How would you biopsy, if you choose to biopsy? […]

[2 min read] Prognosis of nodular vs superficial spreading melanoma

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Did you know that nodular melanoma is more likely to be fatal compared with other melanoma subtypes? This is attributed to its greater Breslow thickness. A recent study looked at clinicopathological features of nodular melanoma and superficial spreading melanoma to determine melanoma-specific survival.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [10 February]

Case discussion

This week, we present a case from Dr Mokesh Raj. There is no history or clinical picture. What is your evaluation? What would you do next? How would you biopsy, if you choose to biopsy?

[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2020]

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses three clinical scenarios for pigmented nail bands.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [3 February]

Case discussion

We have an interesting case from Dr Sivateja Mukkamala this week. There was no history and the lesion was found during a skin check. Please examine the dermoscopic image below. What dermoscopic features do you see? What is the differential, and what would you do?

[2 min read] Predicting the risk of melanoma recurrence

melanoma

Melanoma patients with lower T-cell fraction are 2.5 times more likely to have cancer metastasise than patients with higher T-cell fraction, new research has found. Melanoma can often be cured when the primary lesion is removed from the patient’s skin. However, melanoma can also recur and spread. In a recent paper, investigators from Brigham and […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 January]

Case discussion

This week, we discuss an interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. A 60+ year-old patient reported that his lesion has been getting darker over the last 6 months. Please examine the dermoscopic image below. How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

[WEBINAR] A handful of golden rules in skin cancer management for the GP

In this webinar and Q&A session, experienced GP educator and skin cancer doctor Professor David Wilkinson shares key points to consider when seeing patients with skin cancer concerns in the primary care setting.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 January]

Case discussion

This week, we discuss another interesting case from Dr Mokesh Raj. A 60+ year-old female presented with an “irritated lesion on the hip”. Please examine the dermoscopic image below. How would you evaluate this? If you were to do anything next, what would you do?

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