No one likes getting a skin biopsy, but they’re a vital diagnostic tool. Fortunately, improvements to this routine procedure are happening more quickly than ever. If you want to find out how you can help make melanoma biopsies less invasive and more accurate for yourself and future patients, read on for more information about participating in Skin Care Research’s clinical trial studying the DermTech biopsy for melanoma.
Who Is at Risk for Melanoma?
While people of all ages and skin colors can develop melanoma, certain risk factors make you more prone to this aggressive form of skin cancer. Fair skin, light eyes, freckles, and a tendency to burn rather than tan raise your odds. You might also be at increased risk if you have a family history, daily sun exposure, one or more blistering sunburns in the past, previous skin cancer, many moles, or a weakened immune system.
Moles that exhibit melanoma warning signs should be biopsied. These are abbreviated as the ABCDEs and stand for asymmetry, border, color, diameter, and evolving. Any moles that are new, changing, or unlike the others should be checked by a dermatologist.
Why Participate in a Dermatology Clinical Trial?
There are many reasons to participate in our DermTech melanoma biopsy clinical trial, including:
- Gaining access to the most cutting-edge non-invasive melanoma biopsy technology.
- Receiving no-cost care from our board-certified dermatologists without insurance.
- The potential to receive compensation for your time or travel.
- The knowledge that Skin Care Research has decades of experience diligently meeting clinical guidelines when conducting FDA-regulated trials.
If you’re not a good candidate for our melanoma biopsy trial, you could still qualify for other low or no-cost clinical trials at Skin Care Research. You’ll always be in great hands with our warm, welcoming, and experienced providers.
Learn More About Melanoma Clinical Trials
At Skin Care Research, our highly skilled team of board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and clinical researchers are dedicated to finding the most technologically advanced and effective treatments while providing patient-focused care. Our center has more than 25 years of experience conducting FDA-regulated clinical and cosmetic dermatological trials in Boca Raton, Hollywood, Tampa, and Miami, Florida, as well as Dallas, Texas. To find out if you’re a good candidate for clinical trials for melanoma or future studies, call 561-948-3116.