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The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation offers specialized educational opportunities to the medical and scientific community who strive to achieve new knowledge in skin cancer management.

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Collaborative Care for Your Patients

SCARS Center specialists collaborate with referring physicians to establish customized care plans for patients. Primary physicians may refer patients, utilize the facility for combined treatment plans, or present cases at our monthly conference.  

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Right to Left: Gregory Bartlow, M.D. (Dermatology); Simon Madorsky, M.D. (Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery); Michelle Aszterbaum, M.D. (Dermatology); Ronald Barr, M.D. (Dermatopathology); Matthew Goodman, M.D. (Dermatology); Judith Harrison, M.D. (Radiation Oncology)

A TEAM APPROACH TO SKIN CANCER MANAGEMENT

Our acclaimed and experienced skin cancer specialists deliver exceptional care to our patients using a comprehensive team approach.

SCARS Center board certified skin cancer specialists include: dermatologists, dermatopathologists, radiation oncologists, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

Together we offer specialized treatment options that range from non-surgical cure such as Photodynamic Therapy, Superficial Radiotherapy, and topical chemotherapy, to Mohs excision in combination with closure and, in many instances, reconstruction by our board and double board certified plastic surgeons. The combination of specialists and treatment options available at SCARS Center provides patients with the convenience and quality of service every person deserves after a skin cancer diagnosis.

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Patient Case Studies

Patient Case Studies

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR OPTIMUM PATIENT CARE

The SCARS Foundation CME accredited Skin Cancer Conference is hosted regularly for the benefit of our patients, our specialists, and other local physicians involved in skin cancer management. The conference is designed to maximize our physicians’ effectiveness in patient care by highlighting high-risk skin cancer cases, difficult reconstructive cases, and other skin cancer treatment challenges. The monthly conference allows our physicians to stay ahead of the curve on treatment developments in the skin cancer community, and gives our patients access to a multi-faceted team approach in handling complex cases.

Skin Cancer Connection Articles

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Lower Lip Mucosal Defect

DISCUSSION The goals of lower lip mucosal defect reconstruction include the following: Preservation of vermillion line continuity Avoiding depressions of red lip and preserving lip fullness Preservation of red lip roll (ridge) Myomucosal island flaps help achieve all of these goals. The flaps are created laterally or medially to the defect. The island can be…
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Atypical Lymphoid Infiltrate

HISTORY 49-year-old woman presents with a shiny pink papule of the left ear helix. Histology found atypical lymphoid infiltrate suspicious for a cutaneous B cell lymphoma. The area was treated with Mohs excision and closure.   DISCUSSION Primary cutaneous lymphoma is a low-grade and most-common B-cell lymphoma of the skin. These are primary tumors of…
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SCC of Scalp

HISTORY 86-year-old man presents with 3-month history of a mass in the left occipital scalp. 1 year prior, the patient underwent Mohs excision of a large scalp SCC.  FNA biopsy on 1-22-18 found atypical squamous cells. CT PET scan showed cancer limited to the mass itself with no lymph node enhancement. Patient experienced progressively increasing…
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Shave excision of Lower Extremity Carcinomas

HISTORY 67-year-old woman presents with 3 BCCs on right lower extremity diagnosed on shave biopsies.  Superficial shave excisions of the carcinomas left close margins within 0.1 mm. Second set of shave excisions found no residual carcinoma.     DISCUSSION Lower leg skin carcinomas are often superficial and can be treated with superficial treatments. This patient’s…
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Mitoses in a Dysplastic Nevus

HISTORY 61-year-old man presents with 6-month history of forehead lesion. Biopsy on October 2017 showed atypical nevomelanocytic neoplasm with several mitoses (3/mm2).  An excision with 5 mm margins was performed in November 2017 with negative findings. DISCUSSION This melanocytic tumor of uncertain malignant potential can also be called a MELTUMP. These lesions present a treatment…
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Adnexal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Recurring in Parotid

HISTORY 74-year-old woman presents with a third occurrence of poorly differentiated carcinoma of the left cheek. Her history began in March 2015 with a 1 cm left cheek dermal poorly differentiated carcinoma. Histologic differential diagnosis included metatypical basal cell carcinoma, adnexal BCC, or metastatic epidermoid origin carcinoma. CT/PET scan was negative at the time. She…
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