Cutaneous Oncology Pearls from David Ozog, MD

  1. Have a low biopsy threshold for “growing scar” which can suggest dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
  2. Eyelid “bump/lesion” which does not resolve after a few weeks should be considered for biopsy to evaluate for sebaceous carcinoma (particularly elderly)
  3. Desmoplastic Trichoepithelioma can be a challenging clinical and histologic diagnosis
  4. Adjuvant radiation improves outcomes in Merkel Cell Carcinoma in retrospective studies