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WCM/EADO 2021 | Surgical procedures used to treat cSCC

Ricardo Vieira, MD, PhD, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, comments on the surgical procedures used to treat common squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). Prof. Vieira explains that minimally invasive and in situ cSCC can be treated with simple methods such as ablation, cryotherapy, curettage electrosurgery and CO2 laser. Conversely, for invasive cSCC surgical methods are needed and the extension of surgery varies between low-risk and high-risk tumors. The clinical, histological and molecular factors that define high-risk tumors are discussed, as well as the Mohs micrographic surgery procedure, which can be used to remove these tumors. This interview took place during the 10th World Congress of Melanoma in conjunction with the 17th EADO Congress Interactive Virtual Meeting.