John F Thompson

MBBS, FRACS, Senior Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia, NSW; Emeritus Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology, The University of Sydney, NSW

Diagnosis and management of cutaneous melanoma

Clinical trials evaluating the impact of sentinel node biopsy, completion lymph node dissection and adjuvant medical therapies on patient outcomes have changed practice significantly.

Management of pigmented skin lesions in childhood and adolescence

In children and adolescents, there exist a variety of congenital and acquired naevi and other pigmented skin lesions that can be diagnostically problematic.

Management of pigmented skin lesions during pregnancy

This article describes common changes that may occur in pigmented lesions in pregnancy, features that are of concern and the management of suspected melanoma in pregnant women.

Australian general practitioners’ attitudes and knowledge of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma management

These findings will inform the development, dissemination and evaluation of education strategies to improve knowledge of sentinel lymph node biopsy and lead to better patient outcomes.