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

Case discussion_Ross Baverstock

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. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [18 September]”

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

skin cancer update

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.

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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. Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [11 September]”

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)?

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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.

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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?

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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? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [14 August]”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [7 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?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 July]

case discussion-slavko

This week’s case discussion 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?

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Melanoma Spreading Protein Identified

Skin cancer

Scientists have identified a protein which controls the spread of melanoma from the skin to other organs. Labelled MIDKINE, the protein plays a key role in promoting metastasis, the spread of cancer from one area of the body to another.

Working with mice genetically modified to develop human skin cancers, scientists found that the MIDKINE protein is secreted by melanoma tumours and travels to different parts of the body to kickstart cancer formation elsewhere.

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