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Feb 14, 2011

Dr. Richard White Lectures at the American Academy of Dermatology International Annual Convention


We welcome Dr. White back from the American Academy of Dermatology Annual meeting in San Diego, California, where he lectured other dermatologists from around the world how to identify patients and families at risk for cancers which can be inherited. Dr. White's wife, Brook White, a Cancer Genetic Counselor, also lectured with him on the importance of the genetic counseling for the patient and family.


Dermatologists from around the world sign up for the Academy's annual meeting to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit hours to advance their depth and breath of knowledge in the field of dermatology. Lectures vary among the various facets of general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. and Mrs.White's lecture entitled "Inherited Cancer Syndromes: The Role of the Dermatologist" granted 1.50 CME credit hours to the national and international dermatologists who attended their lecture.


Dr. White, a board-certified dermatologist, focused on the identification of patients and families at risk for inherited cancer syndromes involving melanoma, breast, ovarian, colon, kidney, pancreatic, thyroid and female cancers, as well as genetic testing.  


Mrs. White lectured along with her husband on the central role of the Cancer Genetic Counselor.  She explained the process of counseling the patient and family, performing genetic tests and organizing testing and treatment.  Dr. and Mrs. White were pleased with the large and attentive crowd as well as the wonderful feedback.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize individuals at risk for inherited cancer syndromes.
  • Apply screening protocols for individuals at risk for inherited cancer syndromes.
  • Develop referral practices for individuals at risk for inherited cancer syndromes.

Description of Lecture:

Inherited cancer syndromes account for 5-10% of all malignancies. Medical and surgical dermatologists routinely manage individuals who are at risk for these syndromes. This session presents six inherited cancer syndromes: Familial Melanoma, Muir Torre/Lynch Syndrome, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary Leiomyoma Renal Cell Cancer, Cowden Syndrome, and Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome. The ability to recognize the dermatologic manifestations of these syndromes empowers the attendee to identify at risk individuals. The dermatologist has an essential role in screening, management and referral protocols.

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. White and the success of their lecture!


If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.