Online tool to predict BCC and SCC unveiled

A new online screening tool can be used by GPs and patients to determine how often they should check patients for non-melanoma skin cancers. 

The tool, developed by the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, claims to be the first reliable test for predicting an individual’s risk of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. 

Information about a patient’s age, sex, ethnicity, skin colour, freckling tendency, tanning ability, number of previous sunburns, number of skin cancers removed