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Insights Into Cancer – July 10, 2018

Skin Cancer: Prevention Strategies, Early Recognition, and Treatment

Presented by Dr. Emily Newsom

About the Lecture

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States. They are typically divided into non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the most common non-melanoma skin cancers, affect more than 3 million Americans annually. The incidence of melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer, continues to rise in the United States. Most skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet exposure. Early detection and management are critical to the successful treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Newsom discusses what people should look for and how skin cancers can be prevented and treated. She will also provide information on new technology (apps and devices) that patients can use to help with prevention. This presentation aims to increase knowledge on risk factors and early detection of common skin cancers.

About the Speaker

Dr. Emily Newsom is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon. After completing her undergraduate studies at UPenn, she attended medical school at Tulane in New Orleans. Her dermatology residency was at Wayne State in Detroit followed by a fellowship in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology (Mohs surgery) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell in New York. She specializes in skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. Her research is primarily in the fields of skin cancer and patient education.

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