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[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

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A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is […]

[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson


For a really useful, powerful and insightful overview of the situation with skin cancer in Australia, I recommend a new article published in the MJA to “celebrate” National Skin Cancer Action Week.

[5 min read] How to prevent bruising after injectable procedures


One of the downsides of cosmetic injectables is the temporary discolouration and swelling that forms around the treatment site. These side effects are common and expected, but unfortunately can increase downtime and delay patients from enjoying their results.

[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine


Do you use LED phototherapy in your practice, or do you wish to utilise its full potential in treating a range of skin concerns? In this webinar, Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor Di King shares how light emitting diode (LED) can be used to treat a range of common dermatological presentations, including acne, superficial skin […]

[12 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | November 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the third of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses diagnosing facial lesions, and explores the six benign features he recommends looking for – starting with pigmented and non-pigmented scales. Professor Argenziano also refers to real-life cases he has treated, including a woman in her forties with a solitary […]

[4 min watch] Most memorable skin cancer doctor story

After upskilling in different fields as a general practitioner, such as skin cancer, there can be many noticeable changes in work when applying new acquired knowledge. Our presenters are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hear about, and often see, how their course alumni have since used their learnings to improve patient outcomes and […]

[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis

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It is well known that vitamin D can be effective in the prevention of skin cancer, but the synthesis of vitamin D requires ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a known risk factor for melanoma. A new study investigated the correlations between serum vitamin D levels and risk and prognosis of melanoma.

Online Lecture: Utilising nutrition to manage chronic diseases | Dr Adam Riker

General practitioners encounter a wide range of conditions and chronic diseases in primary care, many of which might not have a cure, but can be managed and improved through nutrition. Joining us from Washington DC, noted oncologist Dr Adam Riker delivered an insightful lecture on how nutrition can be used to support patients in preventing […]

[5 min read] 5 foods that cause inflammation


Sustained inflammation is associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and can also be a symptom of some illnesses such as respiratory conditions. A prevalent component in controlling inflammation in the body – either to prevent inflammation from occurring or to reduce elevated levels of inflammation as […]

[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?

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How do you manage patients aged 85 and older with keratinocyte carcinoma? An assessment of a patient’s functional status may help to estimate which elderly patients will benefit from surgical treatment for keratinocyte carcinoma. However, predictive short-term survival in this population has not been determined.