squamous cell carcinoma

Does This Skin Cancer Really Need Mohs?
by Yumeng Marina Li, MD on
Have you ever come across a patient with a skin cancer that you are not 100% sure should be treated with Mohs surgery or an alternative modality? Or a patient who comes back for a follow-up after skin cancer surgery with an undesirable scar and you wonder if you should have opted for a less invasive option? I certainly have. Some of these nagging questions were answered by a thoughtful, case-based …
Combination Topical Chemotherapy for the Treatment of an Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Invasive Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
JDD Authors Rachel Fayne BA, Sonali Nanda MS, Anna Nichols MD PhD, and John Shen MD report a case of biopsy-proven invasive SCC in an 86-year-old Caucasian male with history of multiple actinic keratoses and no previous skin cancers. The patient declined surgical treatment due to concerns about cosmetic outcomes. A combination of topical 5% imiquimod cream, 2% 5-FU solution, and 0.1% tretinoin cre …
Full-Field Ablative Resurfacing: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back?
Joel Cohen, MD
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According to ODAC Vice-Chair Dr. Joel Cohen, Director of AboutSkin Dermatology (Greenwood Village and Lone Tree, Colorado),  and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California at Irvine, the pendulum is swinging back to heavy resurfacing in areas such as around the mouth and around the eyes that really need it. He uses full-field erbium resurfacing and shares why this is the way to …
Journal Review Series: January-March 2019
Dermatology Journals
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of January, February, and March of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the …
New and Emerging Therapies for Advanced Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Advanced Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference held January 17-20 in Orlando, FL, Dr. Desiree Ratner led a discussion on new and emerging therapies for advanced non-melanoma skin cancer. The session covered several treatments for patients including patidegib gel 2% and 4% applied once or twice daily in patients with basal cell carcinoma. Patidegib is a topical hedgehog in …