The diagnostic effectiveness of dermoscopy performed by plastic surgery registrars trained in melanoma diagnosis

Dermoscopy improves sensitivity, specificity and early detection of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Due to multidisciplinary approach to melanoma, Plastic Surgeons may be asked to perform dermoscopy evaluation. For this reason, in some University Hospitals Plastic Surgeons in training might perform these evaluations. To assess the validity of digital dermoscopy conducted by Plastic Surgery Registrars, authors collected the diagnoses of excised lesions from dermoscopy outpatient clinic, comparing results with literature.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In 2012, Eleni Linos, professor of dermatology at Stanford university, published a systematic review and meta-analysis of the link between non-melanoma cancer and sun-beds. That bit of pretty standard research, and a particular rapid response to it, has kicked of years of work - and in this podcast I talk to Eleni and her colleagues Stanton...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts
Authors: Samaka RM, Basha MA, Mansour E Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the role of autophagy related gene 7 (ATG7) in non-melanoma skin cancer. Subjects and Methods: This retrospective and prospective case-control study was performed on 104 patients with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in addition to 20 apparently healthy subjects matched for age and sex as a control group. Multiple skin biopsies were taken for immunohistochemical evaluation of ATG7 expression. Results: Both epithelial and stromal ATG7 were expressed in all participants while all patients showed nucleocytoplasmic localization and controls sh...
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
With funding from the National Cancer Institute, a team of researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center is seeking effective preventive and therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, like squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Skin cancer is the most common malignancy worldwide, and one in three new cancers diagnosed is a form of skin cancer. In response, a team of researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center is developing new strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most-common form of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
(Wiley) Higher levels of mercury in the blood were linked with a higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
ConclusionIn patients with PsA, tofacitinib had a safety profile similar to that of other systemic therapies in real-world settings, except for the risk of HZ, a known risk of tofacitinib.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01877668; NCT01882439; NCT01976364.
Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Based on the experiment, the accuracy of the developed approach is 90%, which reflects its reliability. PMID: 31989893 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe perceived aesthetic appreciation of patients does not seem to be significantly influenced by facial skin cancer SE or MMS surgery in this 3-month follow-up study.Level of evidence: Not ratable.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Angiosarcomas are malignant neoplasms arising from endothelial cells. Cutaneous angiosarcoma is the most common form, typically occurring in the setting of chronic lymphedema or previous radiation. The head and neck are the most common locations for cutaneous angiosarcoma, with rare occurrence on the trunk and extremities. Herein, we present a case of angiosarcoma on the lower extremity in an elderly man. This 71-year-old man presented with a two-year history of red-yellow discoloration of the left lower leg with subsequent development of black nodules over the past several months prior to presentation. He denied any itchi...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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