Why You Should Not Trust the Cancer App (Salon)

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Smartphone apps have done a number on many a familiar convention. Who needs a checkbook, an atlas or even a flashlight when their functions live so conveniently in the palm of your hand? But, hold the phone — a new crop of free and low-cast skin cancer-detection apps have emerged, causing concern among dermatologists. Salon has the story, including results published in JAMA Dermatology by a team of doctors from the University of Pittsburgh who put four melanoma apps to the test.

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