RNA sampling via tape strips may rule out melanoma in suspicious lesions
Source: Healio, May 2023
- RNA derived tape stripping proved to have a 100% sensitivity for identifying cutaneous malignant melanoma.
- This method reduced unnecessary excision by 32%.
Obtaining RNA samples from suspicious lesions via tape stripping was found to be a valid technique for detecting cutaneous malignant melanoma, according to a study.
“Distinguishing cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) from nevi can be a clinical challenge,” Ida M. Heerfordt, MD, PhD, of the department of dermatology at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues wrote.