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April 2018

Dermoscopy and Overdiagnosis of Melanoma In Situ

Author Affiliations
  • 1Dermatology Research Centre, University of Queensland, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(4):398-399. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.6448

In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Lallas et al1 state that “our goal today is to detect melanoma, if possible, before it becomes invasive.” Given the challenges related to the early detection of melanoma faced by clinicians and patients alike, this goal can only be achieved through further improving clinical training of clinicians, allied health care workers, and consumers alike, combined with heightened individual awareness and advanced imaging technologies.2