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New Skin Cancer Checking Software Set to Benefit Survivors

New Skin Cancer Checking Software Set to Benefit Survivors | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

"Skin cancer survivors are to be aided in checking for signs of the condition returning by new technology developed by experts at the University of Aberdeen.


"Initially targeted at those living in remote and rural areas, the software will educate out-patients in how to carry out self-examinations and enable them to send images of skin abnormalities directly to specialists."

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Medical Xpress  |  May 26, 2014

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Melanoma Apps No Substitute for Doctors

A JAMA Dermatology study shows the dangers of using smartphone apps to self-diagnose melanomas. The researchers compared diagnoses of 60 melanomas and 128 benign lesions by a board-certified dermatopathologist to those of four apps. Three of the apps incorrectly said that 30% or more of the melanomas were harmless. The fourth app, which sent images to board-certified dermatologists, was better, but still misdiagnosed one of the melanomas as benign. These apps are not subject to regulatory oversight.

 

Primary source: http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1557488#qundefined

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Eurekalert | Jan 16, 2013

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