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The latest news in cutaneous melanoma
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September 2022

CUTANEOUS MELANOMA: A FOCUS ON OUR PATIENTS

In July of 2021, 31-year-old Morgan England noticed a spot on her arm that didn’t look like it used to. Following her next routine dermatology appointment her world began to change. Morgan’s story underscores the importance of being an advocate for your own health.

 

Separately, a recent study - conducted in collaboration with the Melanoma Research Foundation - confirmed that the vast majority of patients with melanoma desire prognostic testing - in fact, 9 out of 10!

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NEWS & UPDATES

The Skin Cancer Foundation Partners with Castle Biosciences to Educate Patients on Emerging Technologies for High-Risk Skin Cancers

The Skin Cancer Foundation, one of the leading sources of education for patients looking for information about skin cancer, partnered with Castle to educate patients on emerging technologies for high-risk skin cancers. The article breaks down the facts about genomic testing for both invasive melanomas and high-risk squamous cell carcinomas.

 

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Hot Off the (Digital) Press! New DecisionDx-SCC Clinical Utility Publication in Cancer Investigation

Read the latest DecisionDx-SCC clinical utility study, Hooper et al. Cancer Investigation 2022, highlighting how real-world evidence substantiates that the test is appropriately utilized by clinicians and that the personalized risk-stratification results are impactful in guiding risk-aligned patient management in SCC.

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CASE STUDY OF THE MONTH

Irregular Papule with Atypical Histopathological Findings and Borderline/ Unknown Diagnosis

A 43-year-old female patient presents to a dermatologist with a suspicious irregular multi-colored papule on the right dorsal foot. 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FEATURED EVENT

14th International Melanoma Pathology Symposium of the International Melanoma Pathology Study Group, in conjunction with the Society for Melanoma Research Congress

 

Monday, October 17, 2022  |  Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

Presentation from Matthew Goldberg, M.D. on gene expression profile testing for melanoma.

Dermatopathology in Paradise: Cells and Patterns

  • Maui, HI
  • October 3-6

2022 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting

  • Denver, CO
  • October 5-8

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting

  • New Orleans, LA
  • October 8-11

The 19th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR)

  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • October 17-20

2022 JADPRO Live Annual APSHO Meeting

  • Denver, CO
  • October 20-23

2022 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • October 20-23

American Society for Dermatopathology (ASDP) 59th Annual Meeting

  • Chicago, IL
  • October 20-23

American Society for Dermatopathology (ASDP) 59th Annual Meeting

  • Chicago, IL
  • October 20-23

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting

  • San Antonio, TX
  • October 23-26

 

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