Apps aim to detect skin cancer

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Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tested four apps to analyze images of 188 moles, including 60 melanomas. All of these moles were pre-evaluated by a dermatologist.

The best-performing app forwarded the images to board-certified dermatologists to review at cost of $5 per mole, and claims to be accurate 98% of the time.  Some are skeptical.  We are sure that we will soon see a proliferation of early, at home detection apps.

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