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. Continue reading “How to Use the Principle of Hydrodissection in Skin Cancer Surgery”

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. Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Local Anaesthetics for Skin Cancer Procedures”

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 education program. Continue reading “Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine with Prof David Wilkinson”

Survey on the Use of Teledermoscopy

teledermoscopy

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and University of Queensland (UQ) are currently undertaking research examining mobile teledermoscopy. The researchers are interested in your opinions about imaging devices and systems used for photographing potential skin cancers, in particular, pigmented lesions that might be suspicious of melanoma. Mobile teledermoscopy could be used for referral, documentation, telediagnosis, discussing the lesion with colleagues, or to obtain a second opinion.

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [26 June]

Case submission - Atmaram Rana

This week we have an engaging case discussion from Dr Atmaram Rana. A 54-year-old female presented for a skin check, and this was noted.

What is your differential diagnosis and what would you do?

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Sun Tanning Drug Could Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer

A team at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a drug that imitates sunlight to tan the skin without inflicting the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light, such as skin cancer. The drug is rubbed into the skin to activate the production of pigment in a UV-independent fashion, causing a potent darkening effect. Continue reading “Sun Tanning Drug Could Prevent Skin Cancer”

Unexpected Player Identified in Melanoma Development

Melanoma

Identification and functional validation of proteins involved in tumorigenesis are essential steps toward advancing cancer precision medicine. In The Journal of Clinical Investigation researchers from VIB, KU Leuven (Belgium) together with colleagues from INSERM (France) now report the important role for FES in the initiation and progression of melanoma, a malignant type of skin cancer, that is notoriously quick to metastasize and that responds poorly to existing cancer treatments. Continue reading “Unexpected Player Identified in Melanoma Development”

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [22 May]

Case discussion - Colin Armstrong

This week our case discussion is another great learning opportunity with a real-life scenario from Dr Colin Armstrong. This elderly lady had recently had a melanoma excised (you can see the scar). At a routine skin check, the below pigmented lesion was observed.

What is your evaluation and next steps?

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Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [8 May]

Case discussion - Slavko Doslo

This week we have another engaging case discussion from Dr Slavko Doslo.  The patient presented for mole check as he had a melanoma removed from the left temple.

Please find the first images showing a lesion over an 18 month period. what is your assessment? Continue reading “Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [8 May]”

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

skin cancer update

In this short skin cancer update video, Associate Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents the new AJCC classification of melanoma which has just been released. There are two main changes as compared to the 2009 version which are important for your skin cancer practice.

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