‘Other approaches are needed’ for melanoma detection among patients with skin of color
Source: Healio, August 2023
- Out of 60,680 patients with skin of color, eight were diagnosed with melanoma, with two considered high risk.
- Although melanoma incidence is rare among patients with skin of color, survival is poor.
Early detection continues to fail as an intervention for melanoma among patients with skin of color, prompting the need for other approaches, according to a study.
In a research letter published in JAMA Dermatology, Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, of the department of dermatology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote about the continued treatment disparities of melanoma among individuals with skin of color.