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In this week’s episode, we continue our series celebrating the 30-year history of dermoscopy. Each episode features global leaders in the field of dermoscopy speaking about this vital piece of equipment that has forever changed the landscape of skin cancer diagnosis. We are excited to share with you the experiences of two renowned dermatologists and academics in this episode: Professors Luc Thomas and Cliff Rosendahl.
Welcome to our series of podcasts celebrating the 30-year history of dermoscopy! This series features a number of leaders in the field, each of whom provide a short summary of how they have used dermoscopy in their practice, the impact it has had, and their thoughts about the future of this technology.
This week we discuss a compelling case from Dr Mokesh Raj of a man aged 60+ with sun damaged skin – a common presentation in both skin cancer clinics and general practice settings in Australia.
There is no history or clinical picture. What is your opinion on the dermoscopy image? Are there any features or criteria of note?
Australian scientists have identified a way to help primary care physicians determine a patient’s risk of developing melanoma.
A team at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute uncovered the specific gene variations affecting the number and types of moles that appear on the body, and their role in causing skin cancer. Continue reading “[5 min read] How gene variations affect melanoma risk”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses differential diagnoses for lesions on the scalp, especially in elderly people. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [October 2019]”
Digitisation has become an indispensable part of medicine, and systems like total body photography and artificial intelligence can now support doctors in some medical fields with the same precision as an expert. For example, new systems are becoming available that aid physicians in the rapid detection of new, altered and malignant moles. Continue reading “[5 min read] Skin cancer diagnosis: Artificial intelligence and full-body photography”
In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano looks at an interesting case of trichoblastoma – a rare, cutaneous condition characterised by benign neoplasms of follicular germinative cells – with a real patient example. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [September 2019]”
Skin cancer experts warn that Australia is heading for a shortfall in dermatologists – a dangerous situation for the country with the world’s highest rate of melanoma.
With over 800,000 skin cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, it is vital that we have enough doctors with knowledge in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment to meet the rising patient demand. Continue reading “[5 min read] Australia heading for shortfall in skin specialists”
This month, I was fascinated to read a meta-analysis of the accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis, by Vincent Dick et al.
Continue reading “[2 min read] Accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson”
This week we have an interesting case from Dr Renuka Ranasinghe. An elderly male presented for a skin check for benign seb k’s noticed by his wife.
The below shown pigmented lesion was noted – what do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic pictures? How would you biopsy this lesion?