Diagnostic Inaccuracy of Smartphone Applications for Melanoma Detection

The performance of smartphone applications in assessing melanoma risk is highly variable, and 3 of 4 smartphone applications incorrectly classified 30% or more of melanomas as unconcerning. Reliance on these applications, which are not subject to regulatory oversight, in lieu of medical consultation can delay the diagnosis of melanoma and harm users. Source: JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(4):422-426.…

Who detects melanoma? Impact of detection patterns on characteristics and prognosis of patients with melanoma

Despite the importance of early diagnosis, patients with cutaneous melanoma often seek consultation at advanced stages of the disease. The impact on prognosis accordingto who first detects the primary tumor has not been established. Source : Who detects melanoma? Impact of detection patterns on characteristics and prognosis of patients with melanoma – Journal of the American…