Key Concepts, Gaps in Knowledge Identified in Self-Examination for Those with High Melanoma Risk

Source: HCP Live, May 2023

A review of randomized clinical trials using the World Health Organization’s framework for clinical adherence to point to key knowledge gaps in self-exam knowledge among those at high risk for skin cancer.

Several key concepts and major gaps in knowledge about patient adherence to self-examination for melanoma were explored in a review of 18 randomized clinical trials, with investigators highlighting the major support strategies and behavioral support tools often used.

This review adds to the growing body of research on skin cancer prevention, a topic that in the summer months will be particularly important for patients at risk for developing melanoma.