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New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread

Friday 28, Aug 2020

Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in the prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives.

Developed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia and based on published risk prediction models, the three web-based calculators are housed on a new Melanoma Risk website (melanomarisk.org.au). ​​​​ They predict a person’s risk of developing their first melanoma; their risk of developing a second or subsequent primary melanoma; and their risk of a primary melanoma has spread to nearby lymph nodes.​ The online risk calculators are designed to inform discussions between clinicians and their patients and to help facilitates specialised treatment plans according to their patient’s specific risk.