Melanoma diagnosis & the effect of screening on depth of invasion of melanoma

Investigators

Joanne Aitken*, Mark Elwood*, Dallas English (*External collaborators)

Objectives

To assess the association between self-screening and screening by a doctor with thickness of melanoma at diagnosis and to describe modes of presentation, time course and process of diagnosis of melanoma in Queensland.

Publications

Aitken JF, Elwood M, Baade PD, Youl P, English D. Clinical whole-body skin examination reduces the incidence of thick melanomas. Int J Cancer. 2010;126:450-458

Youl PH, Baade PD, Parekh S, English D, Elwood M, Aitken JF. Association between melanoma thickness, clinical skin examination and socioeconomic status: Results of a large population-based study (letter). Int J Cancer. 2011;128:2158-2165

Updated: 02 Oct, 2012