Skin cancer is a major health issue in Australia. In 2013, melanoma was the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and is expected to remain the same to date with more than 14,000 new melanoma cases. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin are the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Australia even though they are not included in cancer statistics. A recent study showed that more than 23% of all questions posed to GPs in the survey group, by their patients, related to skin pathology.
Dr Blake O'Brien discusses identification of BAP-oma, determining whether it is likely to be sporadic or part of an inherited tumour syndrome; and the importance of BAP-oma in identifying risks for other tumours.
Granulomatous reaction pattern
Dr Blake O'Brien discusses the five types of granulomas - sarcoidal, tuberculoid, necrobiotic, supprative and foreign-body - and what they look like, as well as the main causes of each.
Intraepidermal vesiculobullous diseases
Prof David Weedon gives this presentation on intraepidermal vesiculobullous diseases, and discusses determining the anatomical level of the split, and the mechanisms responsible to assist in diagnosis.
The psoriasiform reaction pattern
Dr Blake O'Brien gives this presentation on the psoriasiform reaction pattern, discussing the causes of, and differentials for classic psoriasis, as well as many psoriasis subtypes, and lichen simplex chronicus among others.