Feature Interview (13:30) – Our very own Dr. Tom McGovern shares his expertise as a MOHS surgery and skin cancer specialist, covering what we need to know about risk, prevention, and treatment during Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Also in this episode:
Background Info (01:00) – PD-1 Blockade with Cemiplimab in Advanced Cutaneous Squamous-Cell Carcinoma (doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1805131)
Randomized Trial of Four Treatment Approaches for Actinic Keratosis (doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1811850)
Medical Trivia (Answer at 38:45) – The earliest cases of skin cancer diagnosed by a physician occurred in 1775 London by Sir Percival Pott. The anatomic location of squamous cell carcinomas in this group of men helped him discover the first environmental cause of cancer – and in this case – it was not from sunshine. What occupational group was susceptible? As a hint, we see this group in a famous 1964 movie starring Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews.
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