The most common form of cancer diagnosed in the US, skin cancer is on the rise. This increase is likely due to a combination of factors, including heightened awareness and screening, better detection, increased longevity, and more sun exposure.
Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, affect more than 3 million Americans a year. While basal cell carcinoma is the more common of these cancers, both rarely spread to other parts of the body, and they 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 the majority of skin cancer deaths.
To help community cancer centers better diagnose and treat cutaneous NMSCs, this project aims to engage all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team as well as non-oncology specialists to collectively address the need for earlier detection and patient referrals.
Multidisciplinary Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Care
This publication maps out effective practices in multidisciplinary cSCC management. Included are three care models from regionally diverse cancer programs located in areas of high cSCC prevalence.
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.