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Three simple rules for diagnosing pink tumours: Part 2

By Skin Cancer Institute |November 14, 2022

In the second video in a two-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano continues his discussion of three rules for diagnosing pink tumours in primary care, with real patient examples from his own clinic.

As pink tumours are one of the most challenging lesions to diagnose clinically and dermoscopically, Prof Argenziano explains the characteristics of pink tumours and how they are differentiated from other malignancies, with a series of real patient cases seen in his own practice.

In this short video, Prof Argenziano's simple rules include:

  1. Combine clinical plus dermoscopy (covered in part 1)
  2. Look for the prevalent feature (continued from part 1)
  3. Never do follow-up

See all this and much more in the full video below!


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Prof Giuseppe Argenziano is Professor and Head of the Dermatology Unit at the University of Campania, Naples, Italy; Co-founder and past president of the International Dermoscopy Society; and Editor-in-Chief of Dermatology Practical and Conceptual Journal. His main research field is dermato-oncology, authoring numerous scientific articles and books concerning dermoscopy, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. As coordinator of the Melanoma Unit at the Campania University, he has established a successful tertiary, multidisciplinary, referral center particularly devoted to the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Over the past 25 years, Prof Argenziano has supervised over 500 foreign and Italian residents in dermatology, established scientific collaborations with 1500+ colleagues from more than 50 nations, and organised more than 500 national and international didactic meetings, courses and conferences (such as the Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy and the First Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society).

Prof Argenziano has authored more than 650 full scientific articles and produced landmark primary publications and books in the field of melanoma and dermoscopy. Over the past 25 years he has been invited as speaker and/or chairman in more than 500 national and international conferences in the field of dermatology. His combined publications have received a sum total of 15.250+ citations with an h-index value of 61 (Scopus 2020).

Topics: skin cancer diagnosis, pink tumours

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