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EDUCATION. RESEARCH. INNOVATION.

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

Reconstruction Gallery

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

Management of Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Bowen’s Disease

A patient presented to the SCARS Center with a nine month history of a biopsy proven Bowen’s disease of the left second toe. Mohs surgery discovered areas of invasive squamous cell carcinoma arising from Bowen’s disease within the lesion. After completing Mohs surgery, additional deep soft tissue and phalanx bone were resected to insure tumor…
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Treatment Considerations for Melanoma In-Situ

HISTORY A 22-year-old woman presented with left upper lip lesion. Tape testing showed positive for LINC00518 and PRAME. Excisional biopsy was performed showing atypia on the preliminary results. DISCUSSION Management of melanoma in-situ can be especially challenging in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the lip. Traditional management options for melanoma in-situ include surgical excision, topical…
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Delayed Laceration Repair

Traditional approach to laceration repair dictates closure of laceration as soon as possible after an injury. Usually this involves closing the wound with stitches, staples, or skin glue within the first 24 hours.  This timeline can make it difficult for the treating provider to distinguish between viable and irreversibly damaged tissue. This is particularly true…
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A Simple Cream for Cancer with Not Always Simple Consequences

HISTORY A 62-year-old woman presents with multiple hypopigmented areas of previous skin cancer treatment with imiquimod. DISCUSSION Some patients find themselves with a large number of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions. While surgical excision is recommended for certain types of skin cancer, pre-cancers and superficial skin cancers can often be treated in other ways. These…
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Management of Non-Healing Lesion

HISTORY An 85-year-old man with a history of multiple BCC and SCC of the scalp previously treated with radiation and intralesional 5-FU presents with a non healing lesion of the left parietal scalp. Shave biopsy of the left parietal scalp performed on 7/21/21 showed a non specific ulcer with atypical squamous epithelium of the scalp.…
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Managing Eyelid Skin Cancer

HISTORY A 53-year-old man presented with an approximately 10-year history of right upper eyelid “psoriasis.” He was treated with alclometasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment which helped with redness but flaking was still present. Trial of Protopic 0.1% ointment on 1/23/20 with minimal relief. Punch biopsy of the right upper eyelid on 5/19/21 showed inflamed AK. Area…
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