[4 min read] Are people aware of sun protection strategies and do they actually use them?

sun protection

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?”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2019]

Skin cancer update

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]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 March]

Case discussion

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?

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[3 min read] Artificial Intelligence in clinical practice

artificial intelligence

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”

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [February 2019]

Skin cancer update

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]”

[4 min read] Paediatric melanoma in melanoma‐prone families

paediatric melanoma

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.

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[3 min read] Prof David Wilkinson on melanoma guidelines: Dermoscopy

melanoma guidelines

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”

[4 min read] What surgery do patients prefer for facial melanoma and what influences their choice?

surgery

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?”

[3 min read] Risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV

HIV and skin cancer
What is the risk of skin cancer in patients with HIV? The risk of skin cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has not been extensively studied. A Danish study sought to determine the risk of skin cancer in patients with the virus, and compare it with the risk in the non-HIV population.

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[4 min read] How will artificial intelligence benefit GPs in skin cancer medicine?

Artificial intelligence

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?”