David D. Xiong, BS • Brandon T. Beal, MD • Vamsi Varra, BS • Allison T. Vidimos, MD, RPh • Shlomo A. • Koyfman, MD • Thomas J. Knackstedt, MD Background Brigham and Women’s Hospital stage T2a squamous cell carcinomas, demonstrating a single high-risk feature, have a low risk of metastasis and death but an … Read more


Dermatologic Surgery. 44(11):1380–1388, NOVEMBER 2018DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001537,PMID: 29846341Issn Print: 1076-0512Publication Date: November 2018 Brandon Beal;Emily White;Anit Behera;Amy Zavell;Ashley McGuinness;Holly Blangger;Eric Armbrecht;Ian Maher; Abstract BACKGROUND  Most skin cancers occur on the head and neck, areas of the body that are significant to an individual’s body image (BI) perception. Poor BI is a robust risk factor for depression … Read more


A recent study explored varying statistical approaches to a metastatic risk model for identifying SCC tumors at high risk of metastasis. Researchers identified six risk factors. A recent study put forth the first metastatic risk model for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a utility that could significantly help clinicians better identify which patients may be … Read more

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