Association Between Melanoma Detected During Routine Skin Checks, Risk of Death

JAMA Dermatology

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What The Study Did: Researchers found that melanomas diagnosed through routine skin checks were associated with a significantly lower all-cause risk of death but not melanoma-specific death in this study of 2,452 patients in Australia.

Authors: Anne E. Cust, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.3884)

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