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16 Questions… A Lifesaver?

Is it possible for 16 simple questions to help save your life? Yes, it really is. QIMR Berghofer has released an online test that helps to identify whether you are at a high risk of developing melanoma within the next 3 and a half years. This is significant because...

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AI Standards for Healthcare

Are we on the verge of releasing skynet on the world? Not even close, but a set of standards for the application of AI to healthcare is overdue. Would then stifle innovation or provide us with the landscape to deliver real value to the healthcare industry? That was...

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The importance of knowing your own skin

  Want to know the secret of surviving melanoma? It’s simply knowing your own skin. Why, because the most sensitive indicators of melanoma are either a changing mole OR one that looks different from all your other moles. So if you spend the time to get to know...

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When To Worry About A Mole

What do moles look like? Moles can range in colour. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-coloured or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in colour and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to...

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How To Tell A Melanoma From A Scary Mole

Telling whether an odd looking mole is a melanoma is a real challenge. In fact, the only sure way to know is with a biopsy. But, before you get them all cut out, there are signs and symptoms that can help you and your doctor to make the right decision. According to...

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Ugly Ducklings Aren’t Just In Fairytales

When assessing the risk of a mole, we all know the traditional ABCDE’s (check out the American Academy of Dermatologists here if you don’t). Dermatologists bring an even greater level of sophistication when they assess a mole’s features. However, this is notoriously...

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Why is melanoma so dangerous?

It's All About Depth. At Skin Analytics we put all our energy into catching melanoma early. But why? Because if a melanoma grow just a fraction of a millimetre too deep, its much harder to stop. Before we talk about why that is, lets get into some biology. Melanoma is...

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Crowdfunding – A view from the trenches

It’s day 5 of our crowdfunding campaign and the tension in the office is palpable. As I write this, we have £169k pledged of our £450k round meaning we’re doing well. But I also know that success comes with momentum and our next goal is to get up to £225k within the...

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Summer’s over – can I stop my skin checks?

Here in London we’ve noticed it getting a little chillier over the last couple of weeks. Winter coats are coming out and central heating is going on. But we also know summer’s over because our summer surge of site visits is starting to drop off. We always get a peak...

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The best way to tackle melanoma?

Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world and it disproportionately affects young people. Current global survival rates are up at around 75%. That’s good, but until it’s 100%, we need to do better. So where do we start? Melanoma, like any cancer, can...

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Technology in service of your health

Recent advances in medical imaging enabled a large quantity of high quality data to be collected. However, most of that data goes unseen because of the data explosion problem and the time constraints. At the same time the ubiquity of smartphones and improvement in the...

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