[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]”

[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”

[SKIN CANCER COURSE ALUMNI] Free alumni webinars: March 2019

skin cancer medicine

If you have completed the Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (online) or a Skin Cancer Surgery course with HealthCert, please join us on for free alumni webinars with the course presenters.
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[5 min read] Photodynamic therapy vs conventional treatments for basal cell carcinoma

Topical photodynamic therapy is an established treatment option for low‐risk basal cell carcinoma (BCC), but how does its efficacy, cosmesis and tolerability compare with alternative treatments? Continue reading “[5 min read] Photodynamic therapy vs conventional treatments for basal cell carcinoma”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [28 January]

Case discussion

This week we have an interesting case. What do you make of the clinical and dermoscopic images below?

Is there a differential diagnosis? If so, how would you biopsy?

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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] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease

BCC

The dermoscopic features of superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Bowen’s disease have been extensively investigated, and dermoscopy was shown to significantly improve their recognition. However, incorrectly diagnosed cases still exist, with a considerable number of BCCs dermoscopically interpreted as Bowen’s disease. Continue reading “[4 min read] Dermoscopic criteria differentiation between BCC and Bowen’s disease”

[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?

dysplastic naevi

Can moderately dysplastic naevi that have been excisionally biopsied with no residual clinical pigmentation but with positive histologic margins be closely observed instead of re-excised? Continue reading “[5 min read] Excisionally biopsied dysplastic naevi with positive histologic margins: observe or re-excise?”

[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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