Skin cancer apps ‘cannot be relied upon for accurate results’, study finds
Experts found the apps may cause harm from failure to identify potentially deadly skin cancers, or from over-investigation such as removing harmless moles.
App’s skin cancer detection capability ‘well above that of GPs’
Researchers determined that the SkinVision app had a sensitivity of 95% in detecting the most common forms of the disease and a specificity of 78%.
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