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Georgia Cancer Center offers skin cancer screenings on phone


November 22, 2020

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Loretta Davis takes the device attached to her iPhone and presses it against a sunspot on the wrist of Dr. Jorge Cortes, the director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

After glancing at the sharp image it sends to her screen, the chair of the AU Department of Dermatology tells him it is "pretty boring, which is a good thing."

The images the mobile dermatoscope can take and send, which Davis said are as good as the device she uses in a clinic, are at the heart of a new effort by the cancer center to create links with 15 medical centers in 14 rural...

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