UPCI Study Underlines the Importance of Routine Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide. The most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, kills about 10,000 Americans per year. Routine screening enables earlier detection of skin lesions, when they are thinner and localized and can be removed by a simple surgical procedure. A large screening study performed at UPCI provided evidence that the benefits of routine screening by primary care physicians outweigh the risks, which may inform future screening guidelines and recommendations.

Watch Laura Ferris, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, discuss this work, and read more here.