Killer melanoma most often missed

In a presentation to the annual scientific meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in Melbourne today, Associate Professor John Kelly from the Victorian Melanoma Service at Alfred Hospital cited recent research showing that while superficial spreading melanomas (SSMs) are correctly identified by doctors 77% of the time, nodular melanomas are correctly identified just 41% of the time. 

Where dermatologists accurately diagnosed a nodular melanoma 57% of the time, GPs made an accurate diagnosis in just 32% of nodular