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Jeffrey Blake Stricker

Jeffrey Blake Stricker

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Title: Superficial Radiotherapy in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer

Biography

Jeffrey Blake Stricker is a Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist practicing in Dothan, Alabama. He completed both his Bachelors in Medical Technology and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan (USA). He completed a combined Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residency at Texas A&M University College of Medicine (USA), a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (USA), and a Clinical Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology Center in Georgia (USA). He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and has served on three specialty certification boards.

Abstract

Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) is a clinical treatment modality where ionizing radiation is used as a viable, non-surgical option for most Non Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC) as well as keloids. The science behind superficial radiotherapy in dermatology practice is reviewed, as are indications, dosing strategies, and comparisons to surgical treatment.