skin cancer

Dermoscopic Pattern of Basal Cell Carcinoma in H- and Non-H-zones

Joanna Pogorzelska-Dyrbuś, Natalia Salwowska, Beata Bergler-Czop Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) localized in the H-zone, the region of fusion of embryonic masses, has been associated with a higher risk of deeper invasion and more frequent recurrence. Objectives: The aim of … Read More

Is photographic surveillance in melanoma diagnosis dispensable?

Cliff Rosendahl MBBS, PhD In this study, the authors provide an interesting descriptive report on a private dermatology practice in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, practising without photographic surveillance. They calculate a single defined metric, melanoma in situ to invasive ratio, and compare it … Read More

Melanoma In Situ—Getting the Diagnosis and Prognosis Right

Anne E. Cust, PhD, MPH(Hons)1,2,3; Richard A. Scolyer, MD, BMedSci, MBBS2,4,5,6Author Affiliations Article InformationJAMA Dermatol. Published online June 7, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2023.1485 In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Patel and colleagues1 examine mortality after a diagnosis of melanoma in situ. Melanoma in situ is the earliest stage of melanoma (stage … Read More

The dilemma of diagnostic drift

One dermatopathologist’s moderately dysplastic naevus is another’s melanoma in situ. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Dr Blake O’Brien, a dermatopathologist with Sullivan and Nicolaides, told the Red River tale during his presentation at the recent Australian Melanoma Conference … Read More

GPs managing more and more skin cancers

New data shows that melanoma is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to Australian GPs managing skin cancer-related conditions.  Published in BMJ Open, the research led by Professor Anne Cust, deputy director of the Daffodil Centre at the … Read More

Junctional Nevus and Early Melanoma on Sun-Damaged Skin of the Head/Neck: A Clinico-Pathologic Challenge

Elvira Moscarella; Pascale Guitera; Richard A. Scolyer; Lilian Rocha; Luc Thomas; Andrea Ronchi; Camila Scharf; Gabriella Brancaccio; Giuseppe Argenziano Introduction: Melanoma on the head/neck area can show subtle clinical, dermoscopic and histologic features at early stages, being difficult to differentiate from junctional nevi. Objectives: This case series aims to raise … Read More

Pigmented Macules on the Head and Neck: A Systematic Review of Dermoscopy Features

Gracy Gouda, John Pyne, Tony Dicker Introduction: Differentiating early melanoma from other flat pigmented lesions on the head and neck is challenging both clinically and dermoscopically, partly due to the wide differential diagnosis and the lack of specific diagnostic algorithms. … Read More

Dermoscopy of Linear Basal Cell Carcinomas, a Potential Mimicker of Linear Lesions: a Descriptive Case-series

Cristian Navarrete-Dechent, Michael Armando Marchetti, Pablo Uribe, Rodrigo J. Schwartz, et al Introduction: Among the various widely recognized basal cell carcinoma (BCC) clinical patterns, linear basal cell carcinoma (LBCC) is an uncommon morphologic variant of BCC. Objectives: Describe the clinical … Read More

Association of Patient Risk Factors, Tumor Characteristics, and Treatment Modality With Poor Outcomes in Primary Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis George A. Zakhem, MD, MBA; Akshay N. Pulavarty, MPH; John Carucci, MD; et al Questions  Are patient risk factors and tumor characteristics associated with poor treatment outcomes in patients with primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), and which treatment modalities minimize poor outcomes? Findings  In this … Read More

The Hunt for Baby Melanomas: A Prospective Study of the Dermoscopy Features on 100 Small Melanoma Cases with In Vivo Surface Diameters up to a Maximum of 6mm

John Pyne, Sarah MacDonald, Susan Beale, Esther Myint, Wei Huang, Simon Clark, Andrew Tang Background:: Early diagnosis can improve melanoma prognosis. Dermoscopy can enhance early melanoma recognition. Objectives: Examine the dermoscopy features of early melanoma up to a maximum surface diameter … Read More

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