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In the blog category “Case Studies” Professor David Wilkinson offers an excellent platform to discuss clinical problems and cases within a closed alumni community. This area is password-protected and only accessible to past UQ Skin Cancer Certificate course participants.

We encourage you to submit clinical images and questions so we can all learn together.

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Detecting Skin Cancer with Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence has the capacity to revolutionise skin cancer medicine, with multiple programs in development that aid in the early detection of the disease. One such program is Doctor Hazel – a platform that could someday identify cancerous moles with a success rate of 90 percent, provided it attracts enough user submissions. Still in its […]

Treating Actinic Keratosis In Primary Care

actinic keratosis

This month’s research article is a scholarly review from the British Journal of Dermatology. The topic of the article is actinic keratosis (AK), which is such a common condition – and $1 billion is spent in the US each year treating it.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 September]

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This week we have an excellent case from Dr Ross Baverstock. A 48 year old male presented for a routine skin check with skin type 3. Dr Baverstock noticed lots of benign looking naevi but one of them stood out in the right scapular area.

Skin Cancer Update with A/Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [September]

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In this skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares the results of a meta-analysis of nevus-associated melanoma. The study asked whether a nevus was a precursor lesion of melanoma. It found that only a third of melanomas arise from a pre-existing nevus, and the majority of melanomas developed from nondysplastic nevi.

Late Night Eating Linked to Skin Cancer

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People who snack late at night could be at higher risk of skin cancer, according to a new study from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine. A study in mice found that eating at abnormal times disrupted the skin’s biological clock, including the potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet […]

How to Use the Principle of Hydrodissection in Skin Cancer Surgery

If you perform skin cancer surgery in your practice, you might be interested to see the 1-minute video below with experienced skin cancer doctor Hamilton Ayres. Dr Ayres uses the principle of hydrodissection to remove a lesion on a patient’s ear. The injected fluid helps to separate the tissue planes and facilitates excision.

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

This week we have a great case from Dr Umesh Sharma. A 52-year-old female presented for a first-time skin check after her husband was diagnosed with level 1 melanoma and a couple of BCCs recently. On examination, a lonely pigmented modular lesion was located hiding in the right lower lateral skin fold on the back.

Treatment for BRAF-Mutated Advanced Melanoma


The outcomes of a five-year trial investigating the efficacy and safety of the combination of a BRAF inhibitor and a MEK inhibitor treatment for advanced melanoma were recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. Around 40 percent of patients with advanced melanoma have BRAF-mutations. While it has […]

Vitamin B3 May Help Prevent Melanoma

Prevent Melanoma

Vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent melanoma in people most at risk of developing the deadly skin cancer, according to a paper published in the Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine journal. The paper’s author, Dr Gary Halliday, wrote that nicotinamide (or vitamin B3), was shown to reduce the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk individuals […]

A Quick Guide to Local Anaesthetics for Skin Cancer Procedures

Experienced skin cancer doctor Hamilton Ayres gives a quick overview of all you need to know about local anaesthetics, possible side effects and considerations to take into account before you perform a surgical procedure.


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