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Are people aware of adequate sun protection measures and do they take appropriate steps to protect themselves from developing skin cancer? An exploratory study looked at the correspondence between knowledge, motivation and sun-protection practices among average people during vacations. Continue reading “[4 min read] Are people aware of sun protection strategies and do they actually use them?”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about atypical melanocytic lesions: lesions that are histopathologically in between a melanoma and a naevus, with subtle melanoma criteria that are not enough for the pathologist to diagnose the lesion as a melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2019]”
This week we have an interesting case. Here is an adult with a slowly growing pigmented lesion on the nose.
What do you make of the dermoscopic image below? How would you biopsy?
This month, we touch on Artificial Intelligence (AI) again, because this is such a fast-moving and fascinating field. Two very well written and short pieces are worth looking at and considering. Continue reading “[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses melanoma guidelines and what to do when a difficult case falls outside the guidelines. Using real patient case examples, Giuseppe encourages physicians to assess melanomas on a case-by-case basis depending on the circumstances. Continue reading “[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2019]”
Did you know that only around 0.4 per cent of all melanomas in the US are diagnosed in patients aged under 20 years? Melanoma in children from melanoma-prone families has not been fully investigated, so a recent study evaluated paediatric patients with melanoma with extensive follow‐up in melanoma‐prone families with and without cyclin‐dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) mutations.
This month, we share the latest publication from the Melanoma Guidelines Working Party, published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. I will be presenting some thoughts and perspectives in coming months on each major recommendation. Continue reading “[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy”
What method do patients prefer for surgical treatment of facial melanoma, and what causes patients to value the importance of surgery? Continue reading “[4 min read] What surgery do patients prefer for facial melanoma and what influences their choice?”
Yes, the robots are coming! This month I share an article published in PLOS One in March this year. There is now a steady stream of research papers showing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is effective in accurately diagnosing skin cancers. Continue reading “[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?”