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[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | April 2021
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.
The study found that a second diagnostic opinion by an experienced dermatopathologist significantly changes the clinical management of patients with cutaneous melanoma. In fact, this is the situation with over 1 in 4 cases.
Significantly, many lesions assessed in the study which were considered borderline or unidentified at the first diagnosis were definitively categorised as naevus or melanoma by the second dermatopathologist.
This change in diagnosis after the second opinion significantly affected the patients’ treatment and ongoing management.
See all this and much more – with real patient examples – in the full video!
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More skin cancer updates from Professor Giuseppe Argenziano:
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2021]: Paediatric melanoma
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2021]: Melanoma screening during COVID-19
- Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [January 2021]: Increase in cutaneous melanoma diagnoses
Prof Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples; Coordinator of the Skin Cancer Unit Research Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy; President of the International Dermoscopy Society; and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Giuseppe has developed early diagnosis techniques for melanoma, authored over 300 scientific works and has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 400 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. He has authored more than 450 scientific articles and more than 30 books, and his publications have received a total of 6,200 citations with an h-index value of 40 (Scopus 02/2015). He is a key presenter of the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy program.