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Melanoma & Skin of Color: Facts and Misconceptions
Though people of color are less likely to develop melanoma, they are much more likely to die from it due to delays in detection or presentation. Melanoma is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage in people of color, making treatment challenging.

In this webinar, Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH joins our host of From the Clinic to the Living Room, Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS for a conversation about melanoma & skin of color—what are the facts and misconceptions people need to be aware of?

Discussion topics include:
How does melanoma affect people of color?
While all types of skin cancer are less common in people of color, their outcomes are dramatically worse. What accounts for this gap?
What other skin cancer warning signs are different in skin of color?
Prevention is key. What are the challenges?
What about vitiligo? Is the risk of melanoma greater in those white patches?
What precautions are recommended for patients of color?

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology and Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is the former Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. Having served as Director of the first-of-its-kind Skin of Color Center for over 15 years, his work has helped to advance patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in populations with skin of color.

May 24, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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