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

This week we have another engaging case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 76-year-old patient presented for ROS. What do you think of this clinical image? What is your impression? (Ignore the adjacent scar).

A Quick Guide to Pivotal Flaps [Part 1]

Pivotal flaps can be a preferable excision method for lesions which can’t be excised using an ellipse. However this method requires a great degree of planning as considerable tension may be present and extensive undermining needed to close the excision without tension. In the short video below (Part I), surgical lecturer Tony Dicker demonstrates how […]

Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine with Prof David Wilkinson

Skin Cancer Medicine

In the short video below, Professor Wilkinson speaks about the Skin Cancer Medicine course which has been purpose-built to help busy general practitioners acquire the fundamental skills they need to manage skin cancer with confidence and feel safe in their practice. Please take the opportunity to learn more about Australia’s leading professionally accredited skin cancer […]

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

Case discussion_Gehad Hassanein

This week we have an interesting case discussion from Dr Gehad Hassanein. A female patient in her mid-40s reported a long standing lesion with a recent change in colour. What is your evaluation and what would you do (if anything)?

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

Melanoma

In this skin cancer update, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the findings of a study from May 2017 about the accuracy of pathologists’ diagnoses of melanoma. The study found that the accuracy and reproducibility of the pathologists’ results were very low – in some cases, accuracy was just 25 percent.

New Research in Immunotherapy

immunotherapy

In recent years, cancer treatment research has focused on immunotherapy – specifically, how to mobilise the immune system to attack cancer cells. The difficulty is identifying how cancer cells manage to disarm the T-cell fighters of the immune system in the first place, and then developing drugs to restore those damaged T-cells. Patients with incurable cancers […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [21 August]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week we have another case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo. It is about an elderly man presenting for reasons unrelated to his skin. A full skin check is done and these clinical and dermoscopic images are taken. How do you evaluate them?

Court Rules GP Did Not Breach Duty of Care After Misdiagnosing Fatal Melanoma

immunotherapy

A doctor who misdiagnosed a malignant melanoma did not breach his duty of care, even though the cancer spread and subsequently killed the patient, the NSW Court of Appeal has ruled. Dr Steven Kelly, a Newcastle-based general practitioner, was sued by his patient, Malcolm Coote, for incorrectly diagnosing a melanoma on Mr Coote’s foot as […]

Treating Melanoma in Primary Care

Melanoma

There is quite a lot of confusion and concern about when melanoma patients should be offered sentinel lymph node biopsy and excision. Research is continuing in this space, and two recent publications provide useful, new information for primary care doctors in Australia.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 August]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

Here we have a case of an elderly man presenting for reasons unrelated to his skin. A full skin check is done and these clinical and dermoscopic images are taken. How do you evaluate them?

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