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There has been a decline in the average hourly income for general practitioners as other specialists see a healthy rise in theirs, highlighting the need for GPs to diversify their skills and seek a field of subspecialisation. A recent report conducted by MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life) and published in Australian Doctor found that GP […]

The post [8 min read] Decline in GP income calls for skills upgrade appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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This month, I was fascinated to read a meta-analysis of the accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis, by Vincent Dick et al. As we all know, computer-aided diagnosis is becoming more common across many aspects of medicine, including dermatology and skin cancer. We have heard about recent studies that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to […]

The post [2 min read] Accuracy of computer-aided melanoma diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about an interesting patient case that demonstrates the importance of performing an examination of the entire skin surface – even if the patient is only concerned about one particular lesion – and highlights how dermoscopy can both enhance and change our understandings of lesions in […]

The post [2 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [July 2019] appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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Researchers have identified compounds that starve melanoma cells of energy. Scientists at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible way of beating the drug resistance of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. The findings – published in Molecular Carcinogenesis – are significant because Australia is the skin cancer […]

The post [4 min read] Compounds found that starve melanoma cells of energy appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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This is the Bob Marley story. Passionate about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, HealthCert shares this story every time we teach about melanoma. Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician, and considered one of the pioneers of reggae. He died in 1981 aged 36 from a melanoma that started under his big toenail […]

The post [4 min read] The Bob Marley melanoma story appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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How do you determine first-line treatment for your patients with melanoma? Treatment decisions for advanced melanoma are increasingly complex and guidelines provide limited advice on how to choose between immunotherapy and targeted therapy for first-line treatment. A Delphi study was carried out to understand which patient characteristics and disease-related factors inform clinicians’ choices of first-line […]

The post [5 min read] First-line treatment decisions for BRAF-mutated melanoma appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano continues his two-part discussion from last month about the role of Imiquimod in the treatment of lentigo maligna. Using real patient case examples, Giuseppe discusses Imiquimod in an adjuvant setting, including how it can be applied in a clinical setting after surgery has been performed. Lentigo […]

The post [4 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [June 2019] appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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Skin cancer nurses play a vital role in the management and education of their patients, and advanced nursing has been found to correlate with high patient satisfaction. Many skin cancer nurses also assess skin lesions at follow-up visits but have not progressed to a primary screening role. A study tested whether a skin cancer nurse’s understanding […]

The post [8 min read] The role of skin cancer nurses in screening patients appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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This week we have an interesting case from Dr Tracey Zeelie. We don’t have a history or clinical picture. What is your opinion on this dermoscopy image? If you would biopsy, what technique would you use? Case submitted by Dr Tracey Zeelie Please note: In this case, we will upload more images and information throughout the week to help you make […]

The post Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [27 May] appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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This month’s research article is from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. The authors consider the important question: what is the risk of melanoma recurrences among patients with a high-risk, localised melanoma? Thirteen per cent of patients with these high-risk tumours experience a recurrence within two years. Most (70 per cent) were locoregional, and most […]

The post [3 min read] Risk of recurrence in patients with high-risk, localised melanoma appeared first on Skin Cancer Blog.

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