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2014-08-05 23:08:07

New study finds that smartphone teledermoscopy referrals improve triage of cancer patients San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have published the largest study to date comparing the clinical outcomes of triaging with teledermoscopy to traditional written referral systems (Acta Dermato-Venereologica). Results indicate that smartphone referrals via patent-pending iDoc24® technology provided faster and more accurate...

2014-03-27 08:33:21

ORPINGTON, England, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography ('OCT') technology, announces positive top line results from the successfully completed multi-centre, prospective clinical trial for the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma using VivoSight OCT. In the study, over 250 patients with clinically suspicious lesions for basal cell carcinoma were scanned...

Middle-Aged Adults Experiencing Increase In Skin Cancer Incidence
2014-02-05 08:18:45

[ Watch the video: Melanoma Rates Skyrocket In Middle-Aged Women ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The overall incidence of skin cancer among middle aged men and women between 40 and 60 years of age has increased nearly eightfold between the years of 1970 and 2009, according to a study from the Mayo Clinic. "The most striking finding was among women in that age group,” says dermatologist Jerry Brewer, MD, principal investigator of the study published in...

Study Finds Innovative Smartphone Apps Are Not Accurate When It Comes To Melanoma Diagnosis
2013-01-17 10:48:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Got Melanoma? There´s an app for that. But I wouldn´t rely too heavily on what it might be telling you. According to a new report, published Online First in JAMA Dermatology, smartphone apps claiming to diagnose deadly melanoma cancers have wrongly dismissed almost 25 percent of suspicious moles. And the inaccurate test results could result in life-threatening delays in visiting a healthcare professional to get necessary...

2011-01-21 08:15:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new report shows a follow-up program could help detect melanoma earlier in high-risk patients. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers say the latest efforts to improve melanoma prognosis have focused on identifying high-risk individuals. Gabriel Salerni, M.D., from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and colleagues, noted that dermoscopy (a noninvasive diagnostic technique used to examine skin lesions)...

2011-01-17 22:37:15

A follow-up program for patients at high risk of developing skin cancer appears to be associated with the detection of melanomas at early stages and with good prognosis, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the May print issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Efforts to improve melanoma prognosis have focused on identifying and closely monitoring individuals at high risk, according to background information in the article. "Fair-skinned...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

Head-to-toe skin exams, at home and in your dermatologist's office, can save your life Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Skin cancer is a scary subject. "No one wants to think about developing a disfiguring, even deadly, disease, therefore so many Americans live in a state of denial," says Joshua Fox, M.D., a leading dermatologist and medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and New Jersey. "Most people know they are supposed to be checking their skin monthly for changes...

2010-07-29 16:37:05

Twenty-five years after publishing the mnemonic "ABCD" to facilitate the early diagnosis of melanoma, the group who came up with that moniker says early detection remains a key factor in lowering mortality from malignant melanoma. Darrell S. Rigel, M.D. and colleagues from the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine say that, despite all of the advances in melanoma diagnosis, timely recognition, detection, and rapid treatment of melanoma remain...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'