Improvements and continued challenges in the early detection of skin cancers

Khang Nguyen, Alan Geller, Jennifer Y. Lin

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Skin cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer around the world. In particular, we are challenged by melanoma, the most frequent cause of death from skin cancer, and compared with all other cancers, one that often affects younger individuals. It is estimated that at least 9000 individuals will die from melanoma in the USA and in Australia in 2012; it is the fourth most common cancer overall. Earlier intervention and detection have had promising effects on mortality, but not at a satisfactory rate. The authors will review the newest developments in detection and awareness of skin cancer with a focus on melanoma. Much work remains to be done to improve our ability to prevent this cancer before it reaches a fatal stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-471
Number of pages13
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012


  • cancer screening
  • melanoma
  • skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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