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Expanding the toolbox: what is new in melanoma detection?

Presented By
Prof. James Grichnik, University of South Florida, USA

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Conference
ICD 2021
Malignant melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed. Early detection is important for disease progression. An update was given on novel, promising screening methods, although the target population should be carefully selected. Prof. James Grichnik (University of South Florida, FL, USA) presented an overview of current methods and new developments in the malignant melanoma landscape [1]. The rationale for screening is that early detection and removal of lesions should prevent progression, morbidity, and mortality. However, screening people without skin lesions would identify people who would never have symptoms, leading to overdiagnosis. A recently published review showed that screening of the general population for malignant melanoma is not supported by current evidence [2]. The overall number needed to treat (NNT) for malignant melanoma is 9.7; corresponding to an NNT of 22.6 for primary care, 9.6 for dermatol...


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