Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [1 March]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Alex Speight, we review a 70-year-old male patient with a slow growing lesion on his right arm.

  • 70-year-old male
  • Slow growing lesion on arm

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 February]

This week’s case discussion from Dr Sally Parsons features a 47-year-old fair-skinned female patient who presented for a skin check. A small pigmented lesion was found on the patient’s shoulder, subtly getting darker over a 12-month period since it was first noticed.

  • 47-year-old female
  • Small pigmented lesion on shoulder

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[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”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 February]

In this week’s case we look at a female patient who had seen her usual GP and had “a few sunspots” frozen off her back multiple times in the prior two years. She then presented to Dr Terry Harvey with persistent lesions. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [15 February]”

[2 min read] Power and utility of AI in skin cancer diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson

AI

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”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021

skin cancer

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the findings of a recent paper detailing a rapid increase in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021”

[10 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | September 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses facial and non-facial lentiginous melanoma featuring real-life cases and some of his very own scholarly articles. Professor Argenziano draws on his previous research of lentiginous melanoma as a “newly defined entity”, and explores what you need to know about the special type of melanoma from a biological point of view.

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[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy

dermoscopy

What are some of the common mistakes made in dermoscopy and how can you avoid them? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl shares the most common mistakes he sees in dermoscopy and offers advice for how you can circumvent them in your day-to-day practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy”

[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi

dysplastic naevi

In this short video, expert Dermatopathologist Dr Simon Clark speaks about the controversies surrounding dysplastic naevi. He discusses how it was once thought that lesions which previously had been diagnosed as melanoma were actually an intermediate lesion which were an obligate precursor of melanoma. This problem of dysplastic naevi has been entrenched for the past 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”

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

Giuseppe skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses re-excising skin lesions for which the histopathology results are unclear. Using real-life cases, Giuseppe explores what you should do when malignancies recur in sites where previous malignancies were excised, and how to manage these patients. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [August 2020]”