[Online lecture] Recurrent melanocytic naevus vs melanoma

melanocytic naevus

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum provides an overview of how the history, clinical features and dermoscopy of a lesion can help differentiate between a recurrent melanocytic naevus and a recurrent melanoma. Continue reading “[Online lecture] Recurrent melanocytic naevus vs melanoma”

[Podcast] Current landscape of melanoma management | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma management

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University) speaks with Professor Michael Henderson (Deputy Director; Division of Cancer Surgery, Tumour Stream Director; Melanoma and Skin, Peter Mac) about the current landscape of melanoma management. Continue reading “[Podcast] Current landscape of melanoma management | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis

This month’s research article caught my eye because it is such a simple, yet useful and relevant study. From a single practice in Brisbane, the paper reports on the agreement or not between lesions of concern to a patient, and those identified by the dermatologist, upon examination.  Continue reading “[9 min read] Concordance between patient concerns and skin cancer diagnosis”

[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice

procedures

If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer procedures. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice”

[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | April 2021

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update video with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano, we look at his latest fascinating study into how patient management can change after diagnostic review by a second dermatopathologist.  Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | April 2021”

[8 min read] Detecting melanoma in high-risk patients | Prof David Wilkinson

melanoma

This month I draw your attention to what I believe is a profoundly important piece of research. The research – done in Australia – demonstrates the value of using a mixture of total body photography (TBP) and selected sequential digital dermoscopy (SDDI) among high risk patients, in terms of identifying melanoma. Continue reading “[8 min read] Detecting melanoma in high-risk patients | Prof David Wilkinson”

[3 min watch] When to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer

non-surgical

While surgical excision is usually the first choice for treating skin cancer, there are times when a non-surgical approach is favourable. In this short video, HealthCert presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres talks about the different non-surgical options and situations where these might be appropriate. Continue reading “[3 min watch] When to use non-surgical treatments for skin cancer”

[Podcast] Digital imaging and the current landscape of skin cancer care | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson

digital imaging

Welcome to our podcast series Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson speaks with Dr Jeremy Hudson (Skin Cancer Doctor and Chair of Dermatology SI RACGP) about the current landscape of skin cancer care, including digital imaging and its impact on the work of GPs and skin cancer doctors. Continue reading “[Podcast] Digital imaging and the current landscape of skin cancer care | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson”

[3 min watch] What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable?

skin cancer work

What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable? In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres speaks about the benefits of skin cancer work and the advantages of working in a skin cancer practice (even two or three days a week!). Continue reading “[3 min watch] What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable?”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | March 2021

skin cancer update

In this month’s skin cancer update, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano shares the results of his meta-analysis research into paediatric melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | March 2021”