[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson

This month, we look at an interesting paper and associated commentary that examines the relationship between melanoma and UV exposure in people with coloured skin. This is relevant to skin cancer medicine practice in many different countries. Continue reading “[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | December 2020

In the final skin cancer update of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano analyses real-life cases for the six benign features he recommends looking for while diagnosing facial lesions, including pigmented scales and white follicles.

Professor Argenziano also refers back to the general concepts he suggests keeping in mind during diagnosis such as forgetting the age of patients and firstly looking for non-melanoma features.

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[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

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A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is all this? Continue reading “[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson

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For a really useful, powerful and insightful overview of the situation with skin cancer in Australia, I recommend a new article published in the MJA to “celebrate” National Skin Cancer Action Week. Continue reading “[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson”

[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine

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Do you use LED phototherapy in your practice, or do you wish to utilise its full potential in treating a range of skin concerns? In this webinar, Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor Di King shares how light emitting diode (LED) can be used to treat a range of common dermatological presentations, including acne, superficial skin lesions, and wound healing. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine”

[12 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | November 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the third of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses diagnosing facial lesions, and explores the six benign features he recommends looking for – starting with pigmented and non-pigmented scales.

Professor Argenziano also refers to real-life cases he has treated, including a woman in her forties with a solitary lesion, and talks through the noticeable benign features he finds. Tune in next month for the final part of this four-part series.

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To learn more from Professor Giuseppe Argenziano:

Skin Cancer Certificate Courses in Australia

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[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis

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It is well known that vitamin D can be effective in the prevention of skin cancer, but the synthesis of vitamin D requires ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a known risk factor for melanoma. A new study investigated the correlations between serum vitamin D levels and risk and prognosis of melanoma. Continue reading “[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis”

[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?

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How do you manage patients aged 85 and older with keratinocyte carcinoma? An assessment of a patient’s functional status may help to estimate which elderly patients will benefit from surgical treatment for keratinocyte carcinoma. However, predictive short-term survival in this population has not been determined. Continue reading “[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?”

[11] min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | October 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the second of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses what you need to know about facial lesions, and also explores the five general concepts he recommends considering when approaching these lesions; including forgetting the age of patients.

Continue reading “[11] min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | October 2020”

[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC

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Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most often treated with surgical excision. However, interest is increasing in minimally invasive treatments for these low-risk skin cancers. A new study reviewed the effectiveness of surgical excision compared with curettage and imiquimod cream in treating nodular BCC. Continue reading “[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC”