Treating clinicians rely on pathology to help diagnose and stage their patient which fundamentally determines the treatment management plan. Therefore, it is incredibly important to get it right in the first place.
In this engaging podcast aimed at GPs, our multidisciplinary experts discuss:
Why can it be challenging to get the pathology right?
What clinical information is important to include on the pathology request form?
How is the pathology report structured?
How is the specimen processed?
What biopsy is key to maximising the diagnostic and prognostic interpretation of the pathology?
Are partial biopsies ever appropriate?
What implications does the type of biopsy have for subsequent surgery?
When does a GP need to refer their patient?
The discussion is concluded with two case studies to summarise key learnings.
This podcast is suitable for GPs, Dermatologists, Surgeons, Oncologists, Pathologists and other healthcare professionals.
Dr Adrian Quek - Skin Cancer GP, Melanoma Institute Australia and The Chatswood Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Alison Potter - Pathologist, Melanoma Institute Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Nigel Maher - McMurtrie Cancer Pathology Fellow, Melanoma Institute Australia
A/Prof Alexander van Akkooi - Associate Professor in Melanoma Surgical Oncology, Melanoma Institute Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney
Dr Niamh-Anna O’Sullivan - Specialist Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
Danielle Fischer - Education Program Manager, Melanoma Institute Australia
Please note that this podcast was accurate at the time of recording (June 2022) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.
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MIA's Education Program is proudly supported through unrestricted educational grants from: MSD, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis and HEINE.