[Podcast] How to diagnose skin cancer of the nails. Chat with Professor David Wilkinson

Welcome to this podcast series, Chat with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Medical Director, National Skin Cancer Center) talks with Professor Luc Thomas (Professor and Dean of the Department of Dermatology, Lyon Medical University, France) about How to control skin cancer of nails, especially focusing on their diagnosis.

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In this insightful podcast, Professor Thomas shares expert advice and top tips on how to initially diagnose nail skin cancer and nail melanoma, including what to look for and what features to look for.

Professor Thomas talks about how to distinguish cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the nail from fungal nail infections.

“The most common tumor of the nail is squamous cell carcinoma, and this condition is underappreciated.”

The podcast also covers biopsies of nail conditions, including how to perform a dermatoscopy on the nail to aid in the diagnosis.

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Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health health professional. Prior to assuming the role of Medical Director of the National Skin Cancer Centre, he was Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University for eight years, and before that was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland (UQ) for nine years. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on primary care skin cancer drugs. He has published research papers on the subject, designed and directed the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a set of short courses in oncology. skin letter provided by HealthCert. He has taught nearly 7,000 general practitioners the basics of skin cancer drugs in a primary care setting.

Professor Luc Thomas’ Major research areas include skin cancer, early diagnosis of melanoma, dermatoscopy, skin surgery, and nail diseases. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, is the co-editor of four books published in multiple languages, and is the co-author of more than 25 books. He has presented at numerous international meetings, is deputy editor-in-chief of Dermatology, board member of the International Society of Dermatology, former board member and treasurer of the French Society of Dermatology. from 2000 to 2003, and treasurer of the World. Congress of Dermatology in Paris in 2002. He presented in HealthCert’s Professional Certificate program in Endoscopic Dermatology.

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