Grant ID RP230036
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Geospatial Approaches to Melanoma Early Detection - The GAMED Project
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Kelly Nelson
Cancer Sites Skin
Contracted Amount $1,998,196
Lay Summary

Diagnosing melanoma at an early stage, when it may be treated with less invasive, risky, and expensive methods than advanced stage melanoma, is achieved through visual examination of the skin. Although dermatologists receive extensive training in melanoma detection, many areas of Texas have no dermatologists. In areas without dermatologists, primary care providers (PCPs) can help diagnose melanomas at early stages, but most PCPs do not receive enough training to feel comfortable diagnosing skin cancers. We have organized our proposed project, Geospatial Approaches to Melanoma Early Detection - the GAMED project, into two parts. In the first part we research where late-stage melanomas have...

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