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Elevating the standards of Skin Cancer Management

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Patient Case Studies

Monthly Skin Cancer Conference

Monthly Skin Cancer Conference

SCARS Foundation Skin Cancer Conference is attended by a variety of physicians interested in skin cancer management, research, and education.

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Reconstruction Gallery

The Skin Cancer Connection

The Skin Cancer Connection

Read More About Cases Featured in our Quarterly Newsletter Publication.

Latest Skin Cancer Articles

Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center is Orange County’s premiere skin cancer center, offering patients, physicians, and the community a credible resource for understanding, preventing, and managing skin cancer.

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Atypical Nevus – Chasing Excision Margins

A 12 year old with a 10 x 7 mm pigmented nevus present since infancy undergoes excisional biopsy of the nevus for cosmetic and diagnostic purposes. Pathology evaluation finds this to be a compound nevus with  moderate atypia and partial margin involvement. Pathologist recommends re-excision with 2 mm margins. Do we chase the margins as…
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Superficial Radiotherapy – An Alternative Treatment of Superficial Carcinomas

First successful treatment of skin cancer with fractionated radiation therapy was reported by Steinbeck and Sjogren in Sweden in 1899. Since then, superficial radiation and low energy Grenz X-rays have been utilized in office settings by radiation oncologists and dermatologists for the same purposes. In the United States, the practice continued through the 1970’s and…
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Scalp Radiation for High Risk Skin Cancer – The Perils and the Perfect Storm

At the last SCARS Tumor Conference, we presented a 66 year old “Perfect Storm” patient with scalp lesions. He exhibited three critical characteristics: 1. extensive scarring by multiple dermatologic procedures required for the many skin cancers of his scalp – field cancerization effect 2. tissue hypoperfusion (smoker, peripheral vascular disease) 3. medical co-morbidities (CAD, advanced…
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Vismodegib – A Breakthrough in Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Vismodegib, a Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor, has been recently shown to be highly effective for advanced basal cell carcinoma in Phase II clinical studies. Discovery of the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway is enlightening in how three unrelated basic science research paths can meet at crossroads of cancer treatment breakthrough. First, there were sheep in Idaho in 1957…
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Peri-Auricular Neoplasm – Deception in Waiting

  Peri-auricular subcutaneous lesions can be deceptive. These neoplasms have a higher risk of being non-dermal-related tumors than neoplasms of other areas of the face. Attempts at excision without consideration of a differential diagnosis can often lead to tumor compromise. Over the last several months, SCARS Center has treated several tumors previously excised partially by…
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Smoothened and Patched and Sonic Hedgehogs – From Cyclopic Sheep to Targeted Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

What does Frizzled, Frazzled, Dishevelled, and Smoothened have to do with the Sonic Hedgehog? These are some of the humorously named genes in Drosophila fruit flies that also happened to be expressed in humans. Besides adding character to the genes, these names occasionally reflect the traits they describe. Hedgehog (Hh) gene is part of the…
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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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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.

MONTHLY SKIN CANCER CONFERENCE

Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Center is home to the SCARS Foundation Monthly Skin Cancer Conference. The CME Accredited conference is hosted monthly for the benefit of our patients, our physicians, and all physicians involved in skin cancer management.

Treatment Options for Skin Cancer Patients

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Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatments

 

Photodynamic Therapy

 

Oral Systemic Therapy

 

 

Surgical Skin Cancer Treatments

 

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

 

Excision with Frozen Section

 

Sentinel Node Biopsy

Comprehensive skin cancer management facility

Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center is Orange County’s premiere skin cancer center, offering patients, physicians, and the community a credible, reliable, and convenient resource for understanding, preventing, and managing skin cancer.

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ON SITE SURGICAL FACILITY

We are a JCAHO (Joint Commission) accredited ambulatory surgical center and a member of the ASCA (Ambulatory Surgery Center Association) with a full staff of board certified surgeons.

We are dedicated to providing our physicians and their patients in the Newport Beach area with a safe environment and the highest quality of care, in a private outpatient setting.

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