DermShare   Search-assisted Early Detection of Melanoma

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Melanoma is a skin cancer of the pigment-producing cells of the skin that afflicts over 68,000 Americans each year, with over 8,500 dying from the disease each year. Because melanoma starts thin and then with time grows deeper into the skin and finally metastasizes, early detection is a crucial aspect of improved melanoma survival. This figure illustrates the importance of early detection of melanoma:

Source: SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results)

Our goal is to create a cheap, easy to use software tool called DermShare that will assist primary care physicians (PCPs) in more accurately detecting melanoma. It is a web-based tool, built on the Diamond framework, that can be run on a standard desktop, laptop or tablet in a physician's office. Our goal is to make DermShare easily integrated into the regular patient care workflow of a PCP, thus simplifying its regular use in clinical practice.

Contact: Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan