According to an international team of scientists working with Erasmus MC (Erasmus University Medical Center), Netherlands, SkinVision has a sensitivity of 95.1% in identifying the most ordinary forms of skin cancer. Allegedly, SkinVision is the first-ever CE-marked skin cancer application in regard to extensive clinical trials. The study was published in the JEADV (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology) and analyzed the accuracy of the application for testing skin lesions. The scientists discovered that the SkinVision algorithm is highly sensitivity to sense skin cancer and can be a precious tool for untimely skin cancer detection.
Reportedly, skin cancer is an emergent problem, with currently 2–3 Million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers arising every year worldwide. Apparently, one in three cancers identified is skin cancer. The positive news is that almost 95% of skin cancers can be efficiently treated if identified at an early stage. As the healthcare systems are accrediting more advanced technology, there is rising evidence that mobile health applications can aid to save lives. SkinVision facilitates individuals to take care of their skin health by using their smartphone as a medical device for skin cancer menace assessment. Until now, SkinVision has helped in the finding of over 35,000 skin cancer cases across the globe and has managed to suggest those people to a healthcare professional for additional examination.
On a similar note, recently, a study stated that there is a risk of skin cancer in athletes due to the dangers of ultraviolet radiation. While talking at the Extreme Environmental Physiology conference by The Physiological Society, W. Larry Kenney—from the UPenn (Pennsylvania State University)—discussed how wide its consequences can be, from early aging to cancer, and how this can be affected by various skin tones and the application of sunscreen.
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