NICE recommends dermoscopy for melanoma skin cancer
The British National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has just (29th July 29015) published new guidelines on melanoma skin cancer which include a recommendation that all suspicious pigmented skin lesions should be evaluated by dermoscopy.
It stops short of recommending use by GPs, or screening. That will I guess have to wait for definitive evidence from the German screening programme which has only been running for 2 years, too early to prove it saves lives. I’m sure it will, but we need hard evidence and that will take maybe another 4 years.
But its a good start.
I will post more when i know more.