World-first melanoma study to boost early detection
Source: Alfred Health, June 2023
A world-first study, for which The Alfred is the Victorian lead, is using 3D skin imaging technology and artificial intelligence to significantly improve the early detection of melanoma for all Australians.
The study is using the total-body 3D imaging of up to 15,000 Australians with skin cancer, along with other patient information, to create the largest melanoma database worldwide.
The data will then be used to develop next-generation diagnostic and prognostic algorithms for the early detection of skin cancer, said research lead A/Prof Victoria Mar, head of The Alfred’s Victorian Melanoma Service.