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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.

Intraoperative Case Studies

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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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Recurrent SCC of Nasal Tip

HISTORY 71-year-old man presents with recurrence of SCC of left nose. Mohs excision of left nasal tip SCC was performed on 2-9-17. Left nasal fullness under flap, initially thought to be a scar, progressed until drainage appeared. Pathology of draining debris under flap showed invasive squamous cell carcinoma.  Intranasal mapping biopsies were performed on 2-12-18.…
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Large BCC of Thigh

HISTORY   92-year-old man presents with 15 year history of basal cell carcinoma on left thigh. The cancer is now a 9.3 cm x 8.6 cm superficial plaque with a few ulcerations.  Patient is being evaluated for treatment with superficial radiation therapy.       DISCUSSION   Large  superficial basal cell carcinomas of the skin…
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Melanoma within recurrent MIS

HISTORY   73-year-old woman presents with 1-year history of recurrent pigmented lesion of the right nasal ala  found to be invasive melanoma with 0.5 mm invasion. Patient’s history began 9 years ago in 2009 with excision of a melanoma in situ and skin graft closure. In 2012, pigmentation adjacent to the graft site was found…
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Ankle Ganglion Cyst

HISTORY   51-year-old man presents with a 7-year history of an right ankle subdermal soft mass that has been recently growing. Fine needle aspiration found benign fibrous tissue in myxoid-like material consistent with a ganglion cyst.   DISCUSSION   This case serves as a reminder that not all subcutaneous tissue is dermatologic in origin. Ganglion…
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Forehead SCC with Perineural Invasion

HISTORY   83-year-old man presented in 02/2017 with a 3-year history of a forehead and temple SCC. The cancer was initially treated with cryoablation and 5-FU. Excision on 9/2/16 was performed with residual circumferential margins. Histology found poorly differentiated sclerosing squamous cell carcinoma, with perineural invasion of 0.1 mm nerves.  Wide local resection with radial…
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