ACCC offers the latest multidisciplinary education and resources that aim to improve the quality of skin cancer care. With more than 3 million Americans diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancers each year, skin cancer in the U.S. is on the rise. This may be due to a combination of factors including heightened awareness and screening, better detection, increased longevity, and more sun exposure.
Non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas which represent 80 percent of skin cancers, are curable when detected early and treated appropriately.
Although far less common, melanoma is much more likely to metastasize. While only one percent of skin cancers are melanomas, this type of cancer is responsible for most skin cancer deaths.
To help community cancer centers better diagnose and treat cutaneous non-melanoma skin cancers, this project aims to engage all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team as well as non-oncology specialists.
Through education and advocacy projects and in partnership with programs and practices nationwide, ACCC seeks to improve access to quality cancer care for those diagnosed with melanoma.
The ACCC Multidisciplinary Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cSCC) Care education project series is designed to support the cancer care team in diagnosing, testing, and treating patients with advanced cSCC.
This two-part series includes webinars developed in conjunction with the multidisciplinary care team who have deep expertise in caring for patients with cSCC as well as high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers.
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