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November 3, 2021

Melanoma Screening—Time for a Reset?

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  • 1Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
JAMA Dermatol. Published online November 3, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.3883

Despite the success of contemporary melanoma therapies for advanced disease, early detection and excision of curable melanomas remain an important strategy for preventing deaths. Improvements in early detection over the past several decades have been accomplished through raising public awareness, educating health care professionals, and adopting novel technologies. In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Watts et al1 report on the survival associated with melanoma detected by routine skin check vs other scenarios to indirectly measure the efficacy of melanoma screening.

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