Integrating Skin Cancer-Related Technologies into Clinical Practice

Dermatol Clin. 2017 Oct;35(4):565-576. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2017.06.018. Epub 2017 Aug 12.


Early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma improve survival. New technologies are emerging that may augment the diagnosis, assessment, and management of melanoma but penetrance into everyday practice is low. In the current health care climate, greater emphasis will be placed on the incorporation of technology for clinically suspicious pigmented lesions to facilitate better, more cost-effective management.

Keywords: Diagnosis; Dysplastic nevi; Genetic testing; Management; Melanoma; Prognosis; Skin cancer; Technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Biopsy
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Dermoscopy
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / genetics
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Nevus, Pigmented / diagnosis*
  • Nevus, Pigmented / genetics
  • Nevus, Pigmented / pathology
  • Prognosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / genetics
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Transcriptome