App for clinical skin cancer diagnosis

GPs, physicians and dermatologists are being asked for their feedback during the advanced trial phase of a new, free app that has the potential to play a vital part in the clinical detection of skin cancer

New app aims to support clinicians in identifying skin lesions (Zero Creatives/Cultura/SPL)
New app aims to support clinicians in identifying skin lesions (Zero Creatives/Cultura/SPL)
The app, developed by Lubax and available on the iPhone, employs state-of-the-art image recognition software.
It is designed to provide a simple, inexpensive software system to support healthcare professionals in the identification of all types of skin lesions.
The first clinical studies of the app have shown >90% sensitivity and specificity in detecting large melanomas in a range of patients.
Healthcare professionals can use their smartphone to take a photograph of a skin lesion and the app then searches a database of more than 12,000 images of diagnosed skin lesions, to show the user the images that are most similar to their photograph, and their associated clinical diagnoses.
The app is available to download at

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