Press conference: Smartphone results in faster diagnosis of skin cancer
A pilot project in the region of Västra Götaland has shown that smartphones can shorten the management of suspected skin cancer.
The first results show significantly shortened waiting times for diagnosing and treating patients with malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This in turn reduces patient anxiety and suffering, and ultimately saves lives.
We want to wish a warm welcome to meet the group behind the project, take note of the positive results and see how the new technology works. Other participants are Ann Söderström, regional health trust director in Västra Götaland, Birgitta Molin Mellander, hospital director Skaraborg hospital and Lina Baldenäs, representative of the Melanoma Association.
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:00 to 10:00
Location: Hjärtat auditorium, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Project leader: Associate Professor John Paoli, MD, Department of Dermatology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Tel 0730-40 40 44, Email: john.paoli @ vgregion.se
Sahlgrenska University Hospital is northern Europe’s largest university hospital. The hospital offers the highest medical standards to perform the most advanced treatments and procedures that today’s medical development allows. Within about 25 specialties, we have the expertise and we treat patients from all over Sweden. The clinical research is in collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy and is an integral part of our health care practices.