Carcinomas & Keratoses
Clinical insights into the world's most common cancers
A publication of The Skin Cancer Foundation
President: Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD

Welcome to C&K

Carcinomas & Keratoses (C&K) is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s digital publication for medical professionals that focuses on keratinocyte carcinomas, also known as nonmelanoma skin cancers. C&K sheds light on the most recent and important developments in keratinocyte cancers and precancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and actinic keratosis (AK). We created C&K in 2019 because we believed this focus was long overdue, and that these lesions have been dangerously downplayed as “cancers you can just cut off.” Our mission is to give these cancers the serious attention and spotlight they deserve.

Desiree Ratner MD

C&K's Editor-in-Chief

Désirée Ratner, MD, is clinical professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Health and in private practice in New York City. Coeditor of the journal Dermatologic Surgery and associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, she has had more than 100 articles and reports published and has done numerous national and international presentations.

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Our other publication for medical professionals, The Melanoma Letter, has looked at the latest research and trends in melanoma since 1982. Read recent issues here.