Basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor among fair-skinned individuals, and its incidence has been rising steadily in the past decades. In order to maintain the highest quality of patient care possible, the German S2k guidelines were updated following a systematic literature search and with the participation of all professional societies and associations involved in the management of the disease. Part 1 highlights new developments in genetics in particular as well as aspects regarding epidemiology, diagnosis, and histology.
Lang, B. M., Balermpas, P., Bauer, A., Blum, A., Brölsch, G. F., Dirschka, T., … Grabbe, S. (2019). S2k Guidelines for Cutaneous Basal Cell Carcinoma – Part 1: Epidemiology, Genetics and Diagnosis. JDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology, 17(1), 94–103. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddg.13733