MelaToolsQ: Prevalence of patients at increased risk of melanoma in general practice

Melanoma risk assessment and tailored prevention in general practice

Skin cancers account for 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia, with melanoma being the most serious. Early diagnosis reduces the mortality and morbidity from melanoma and primary care plays a major role in early detection and providing preventive advice. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of patients at increased risk for cutaneous melanoma in an Australian primary care population. The MelaToolsQ risk calculator will be used to identify patients at increased risk, and recruitment will be carried out in the waiting room of two large general practice clinics in Melbourne, Australia.

Current status:

Closed to recruitment; data analysis

For more information contact:

Trial coordinator Emily Habgood, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne (emily.habgood@unimelb.edu.au)