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Activity:

Methods of biopsy; Mohs micrographic surgery vs standard resection for MIS; and the value of imiquimod

CME Course Duration:

Start Date: December 2008
End Date: December 2009

Speaker:
Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ



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Target Audience

This activity is directed toward surgical oncologists, general surgeons, oncology nurses, medical oncologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals who treat or screen for melanoma.

Educational Objective

Describe different biopsy techniques and identify clinical situations best suited for each

Evaluate techniques employed in Mohs micrographic surgery and staged excision

Appraise the value of imiquimod as primary or adjuvant therapy for melanoma in situ

Faculty Disclosure Statement

Dr. Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski has no financial relationships to disclose.

This CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual faculty for each case and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of the editors, the advisory board, the publishing staff, Paradigm Medical Communications, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or affiliates, or University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Reasonable efforts have been taken to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions, including without limitation, FDA-approved uses, and any off-label uses.