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Olga Simionescu, Speaker at Dermatology Conferences
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Title : Skin cancer in Romania



”With a predominant third skin type population, Romania has recorded a huge progress in early detection of epidermal skin cancer, carcinoma and melanoma.

Despite the fact that no melanoma centers exist and the patients require multiple visits in different departments, melanoma is still correctly and multidisciplinary approached.

Few important newly implemented protocols and regulations were introduced in Romania during the last 10 years: the introduction of dermoscopy as mandatory in all tumor examination; the adherence of European guides of tumor staging and tumor management; the use of any accurate marker in pathology specimens; reimbursement of targeted/immunological treatment via the public healthcare system.

All above mentioned protocols and regulations can explain the decreasing of tumoral depth in melanoma during the last ten years.

The paper revisited many studies published by the author on the topic, reviewing over a period of time starting with huge nodular melanomas, errors in melanoma management and finalizing with dermoscopical aspect of cutaneous metastases (visceral and melanoma).

As well, a peculiar characteristic of the iris color in connection with Skin cancer in South Eastern Europe is presented.

Last, but not the least, a comparative study between surgical and conservative treatment in BCC is presented, indicating a combination of chemotherapy agents with CO2 laser procedures as very helpful to elderly patients with or without comorbidities.”



Prof. Olga Simionescu, M.D., has been the clinical head of the Dermatology I Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania over the last 15 years. She is an expert in dermoscopy and skin surgery, with a special interest in mucosal lesions, and has published important papers in high-ranked international journals. As a Professor of Clinical Dermatology, she is highly qualified in general Dermatology and Venereology, with a special interest in skin cancers, connective tissue disorders, inflammatory skin diseases, lasers, skin surgery, regenerative and cutaneous molecular medicine (keratinocytes, melanocytes, telocytes).