Be sure to check out Healio Dermatology’s live coverage from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting.
This year the popular meeting convened in Chicago. Popular topics included the management and staging for squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas, and much more.
Below are the top five articles from this year’s meeting.
World-renowned chef, cancer survivor encourages dermatologists to push the envelope
For world-renowned chef Grant Achatz, attaining the title of best restaurant in America by Gourmet Magazine was his second greatest challenge compared with fighting the stage IV tongue cancer that nearly cost him his life. Read more
Multiple options available for dermatologists to approach high-risk basal cell carcinoma
Dermatologists have multiple ways to approach high-risk basal cell carcinomas — not every case must be treated with Mohs micrographic surgery nor sent to a radiation oncologist, according to Marc Brown, MD, professor of dermatology and oncology director at University of Rochester Medical Center and president-elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Read more
Expert: Dermatologists should take lead on cutaneous SCC
In an educational session here at the ASDS annual meeting, Chrysalyne Schmults, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, provided an update on squamous cell carcinoma, including how to prevent patients from entering the high-risk category and available treatment options. Read more
Nano-pulse stimulation shows benefit in back acne
Initial data presented here by Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD, showed a decrease in the number of active acne lesions on the back 3 months after a single nano-pulse stimulation treatment. Read more
Adjunctive fractional CO2 laser treatment improves symptoms of vulvar lichen sclerosus
Fractional CO2 laser treatment was associated with improved signs and symptoms of vulvar lichen sclerosus, according to data from a pilot study presented at the ASDS annual meeting. Read more
The 2020 ASDS meeting will be held in National Harbor, Maryland, from Oct. 8 to 11 and will mark the 50th anniversary celebration.