Melanoma in children and adolescents | 18 min

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    Melanoma is one of the most common human malignancies, however we don’t often think of it as a disease that occurs in children. Although exceedingly rare, clinicians do need to be aware of paediatric melanoma and have a high level of suspicion for these lesions as they are often diagnosed late.

    In this podcast, a Surgeon, Dermatologist and Medical Oncologist discuss how melanoma presents in children and adolescents, and how this differs from the adult setting. They also discuss how melanoma should be managed in these patients and discuss two patient case studies.

    This podcast is suitable for Surgeons, Dermatologists, Medical Oncologists, GPs and other healthcare professionals.

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    A/Prof Matteo Carlino A/Prof Matteo Carlino
    Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals
    Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Sydney

    Declaration of Interest
    Dr Gideon Sandler Dr Gideon Sandler
    Consultant Adult and Paediatric Head and Neck Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Westmead Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead
    Affiliate, Melanoma Institute Australia
    Dr Li-Chuen Wong Dr Li-Chuen Wong
    Consultant Paediatric and Adult Dermatologist and Head of Dermatology
    Children’s Hospital at Westmead
    Derek Bryan Derek Bryan
    Head of Education & Government Affairs, Melanoma Institute Australia

    • Describe the epidemiology and role of genetics in paediatric melanoma and how this differs in adolescent and adult disease.
    • Identify the diagnostic differences between melanoma in children and adults.
    • Outline the management of paediatric melanoma in the multidisciplinary setting.


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    Interesting discussion

    Great discussion and insights