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Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. There are two types: melanoma and keratinocyte carcinoma (previously referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer). 

Around 97% of skin cancers are keratinocyte carcinoma, comprising mainly of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) or cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs). 

There are around 2-3 million new cases of Non Melanoma Skin Cancers recorded every year around the world – a figure that continues to rise. In the UK alone there are more than 100,000 new cases annually. 

Research by the Skin Integrity Research Centre is helping healthcare professionals better understand the patient experience, improve treatment options and inform prevention methods.  

Research that makes an impact

Improving treatment options for skin cancer sufferers

Comparing topical treatment versus surgery to support patients and alleviate health service pressures. 

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Meet our researchers

Professor Fiona Bath-Hextall

Fiona is Professor of Evidence Based Health Care and for the last 15 years her research has informed the treatment of skin cancer. 

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PhD opportunities 

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Skin Integrity

The University of Nottingham
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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