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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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Suturing Technique for Best Cosmetic Outcomes

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How does suturing technique affect cosmetic outcomes after facial surgery? Recent research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology sought to compare the cosmetic results of simple interrupted sutures versus running subcuticular sutures in facial surgery. In a controlled trial, adults receiving dermatologic surgery on the face (for conditions such as skin […]

Do we need pigment to develop melanoma?

melanoma

Do we need pigment to develop melanoma? This question was discussed at the 2017 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by Professor David E Fisher, who presented interesting findings in melanoma research. Research shows that black mice with BRAF mutations that activate the RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway develop multiple nevi. On the other hand, 50 percent of […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 November]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another fantastic case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 72-year-old male presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

What is the best protection against sunburn?

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Sunscreen is more effective than shade at protecting the skin from sunburn, although neither approach alone can completely prevent it, according to recent research. Researchers in Lake Lewisville, Texas, sought to discover how well shade from a beach umbrella protects against sunburn and how it compares with protection provided by high-SPF sunscreen.

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

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses which adjuvant therapies are most effective in the treatment of advanced melanoma. In stage 3 melanoma patients who have their primary tumour surgically excised, five-year recurrence rates are 70 percent in patients who receive no adjuvant therapy; 64 percent in patients who receive […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [20 November]

Case discussion_Slavko Doslo

This week, we have another wonderful case from Dr Slavko Doslo. A 65-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated. What is your assessment of the clinical and dermoscopic images? What would you do – if anything?

Alcohol Increases Risk of Skin Cancer

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Drinking alcohol increases a person’s risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a review published in British Journal of Dermatology. Previously, the association between alcohol intake and non-melanoma skin cancer – which mainly comprises of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma – was inconclusive. Therefore, the objective of the recent review was […]

Management Guidelines for Dermoscopy of Spitz Nevi

Spitz nevi

We know that dermoscopy provides us with more information than is possible with the naked eye. The trick is to understand what the additional information means, and what we should do with it! This is where research on dermoscopy and management guidelines is so important. In this case, we are particularly looking at the management […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [13 November]

case submission_Sanazsadat

This week we have an interesting case from Dr Sanazsadat Hejazi. A 77-year-old female presented for a skin check and a lesion was noticed as indicated on left forearm. Here is a clinical picture of a rapidly growing (3 weeks) lesion in an elderly lady. What is the important differential diagnosis list here? How would you biopsy this?

Groundbreaking Immunotherapy Drug Beats Skin Cancer

central nervous system metastasis

A ‘groundbreaking’ immunotherapy drug is helping patients overcome advanced non-melanoma skin cancer. Cemiplimab is being used at Sir Charles Gaidner Hospital in Perth as part of an international trial. Oncologist Annette Lim, who runs the trial, says most patients have responded with encouraging results. There were strict criteria for patients to enter the trial, but […]

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