The European interdisciplinary guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are a thorough updated and expanded review of the literature [
]. The guidelines provide guidance for physicians to optimise BCC care. We strongly agree with emphasising personalised care and an individualised approach for each patient and tumour. In addition, we would like to comment on the extensive safety margins advised for conventional (2D) surgical excision of high-risk BCCs and the proposed frequent follow-up of patients with a history of BCC.
- Peris K.
- et al.
Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma: European consensus-based interdisciplinary guidelines.
Eur J Cancer. 2019; 118: 10-34
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Published online: January 13, 2020
Accepted: December 4, 2019
Received: November 29, 2019
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- Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma: European consensus–based interdisciplinary guidelinesEuropean Journal of CancerVol. 118
- PreviewBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant tumour in white populations. Multidisciplinary experts from the European Dermatology Forum, the European Association of Dermato-Oncology and the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer collaborated to develop recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of BCC. A new classification into ‘easy-to-treat (common) BCC and ‘difficult-to-treat’ BCC is proposed. Diagnosis is based on clinicodermatoscopic features for ‘easy-to-treat’ BCCs.
- Comment on ‘Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma: European consensus-based interdisciplinary guidelines’European Journal of CancerVol. 131
- PreviewWe thank van Delft et al. for their letter to the Editor related to our published European consensus-based interdisciplinary guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) . They comment on the extensive safety margins for conventional (2D) surgical excision of high-risk BCCs and the proposed frequent follow-up of patients with a history of BCC.