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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.

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BRAF Mutation Associated With Central Nervous System Metastasis in Melanoma Patients

central nervous system metastasis

BRAF mutation is associated with sentinel lymph node positivity and central nervous system metastasis in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma, according to new research. The findings were presented at the 9th World Congress of Melanoma and 14th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research. A cohort of 1,544 patients with primary cutaneous melanoma were […]

Cutaneous Lymphomas: New Therapies in Development

cutaneous lymphomas

Modern therapies for cutaneous lymphomas were a topic of discussion at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 2017 Congress, which was held in Geneva in September 2017.

Does ultrasound-based follow-up improve survival of melanoma patients?

ultrasound-based follow-up

Does ultrasound-based follow-up improve survival outcomes of patients with stage 1-2 melanoma? A study in the European Journal of Cancer compared the efficacy of an ultrasound-based follow-up with a clinical follow-up to determine whether ultrasonography of the regional lymph nodes and abdomen improves melanoma-specific survival. Different protocols have been used to follow up melanoma patients […]

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

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have a truly unique case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 63-year-old male with lesion noted in the eye. The patient thought it was due to his wood turning hobby. What is your assessment of the clinical images? What would you do – if anything?

How does a family history of melanoma impact patients with multiple primary melanomas?

night shift workers

How does a family history of melanoma affect the risk of developing subsequent skin cancers in patients with multiple primary melanomas? It has been noted that patients with multiple primary melanomas have worse outcomes than those with single primary melanomas.

How do you manage dysplastic nevi in your practice?

dysplastic nevi

Our article of interest this month is from the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, and deals with the important issue of managing dysplastic nevi. The authors surveyed Australian dermatologists to ask how they manage reports of dysplasia, and especially when margins are reported to be involved.

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

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This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 46-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lonely lesion was found as indicated. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

Impact of Melanoma-Related Lymphoedema on Quality of Life

cutaneous lymphomas

A recent study explored the health-related quality of life in recurrence-free melanoma patients, with a focus on the association between melanoma-related limb lymphoedema and quality of life. The study – which was recently published in European Journal of Cancer – enlisted 431 melanoma patients who had undergone wide local excision and axillary or inguinal sentinel […]

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

skin cancer update

In our last skin cancer update video for 2017, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the process of monitoring patients with multiple nevi, and how melanoma comes to be diagnosed in these patients. Around 10 percent of melanomas diagnosed today have been monitored over time in patients with multiple nevi. Practitioners often ask whether a side-by-side […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [4 December]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 18-year-old male presented with concerns about a pigmented lesion on the chest. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

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