Did you know that getting a sunburn just once every two years can triple your risk of melanoma (source: Cancer Research UK)? For this reason, sunscreen is essential in the fight against
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On average 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, with UV exposure being the biggest cause of the disease. According to Cancer Research UK, just one case of severe sunburn every two years heavily increases your chances of getting melanoma skin cancer.
The UV stands for Ultra Violet – basically, a ray that is invisible to the human eye. This is why sunburn does not show up straight away, as well as wrinkles which can develop over time.
By cross-referencing the results of the SkinVision app with ultrasound, Bridget Sparks is turning sonographers into a frontline tool to fight the disease that threatens the lives of over 80,000 New Zealanders every single year.
New Zealand has, together with Australia, the highest melanoma incidence in the world. The combination of skin type and UV impact from the sun put the inhibitors of New Zealand at high risk. So let’s take a closer look at the current melanoma situation in NZ.
Summer is here in Australia when many people will spend time outdoors playing sports and enjoying the sun. With the warm climate, beautiful beaches and wide-open space, the country is meant to be enjoyed this way.
Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at risk of skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanomas in Australia each year. Currently, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. In fact, it was estimated that 15,229 new cases of melanoma alone would be diagnosed in 2019 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
SkinVision, the leading app for early skin cancer detection, recently achieved three important ISO certifications. The British Standards Institution (BSI), awarded SkinVision ISO 13485:2016 for its quality management system. Additionally, BSI awarded the company ISO 27001:2013 for information security management, as well as the Dutch national standard NEN 7510:2017, which includes additional requirements to ISO 27001:2013, specifically for healthcare providers in the Netherlands, where SkinVision is based.
Amsterdam, 12 September 2019 – An international group of researchers working with Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in the Netherlands determined that SkinVision – the first CE-marked skin cancer application based on extensive clinical trials – has a sensitivity of 95.1% in detecting the most common forms of skin cancer.
Smartphone App for Skin Cancer Risk Selected to Join DigitalHealth.London Accelerator
SkinVision, a mobile application driving early skin cancer detection by empowering individuals to monitor their skin for early signs of skin cancer, has been selected to join the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator.
Dutch Health Insurer CZ and SkinVision partner to create an impact in early skin cancer detection
App empowering people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer selected to join NHS Innovation Accelerator
SkinVision, An app which empowers people to monitor themselves for early signs of skin cancer is one of four new technologies supporting earlier diagnosis and prevention of cancer, selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator.
The vast majority of you reading this article, whether you remember it or not, will have gone through the itchy agony of chickenpox. Many of us have been left with scars from spots our parents couldn’t quite stop us itching, but not all children and parents today need to experience chickenpox distress. This is due to the chickenpox vaccine.
This video quickly lays our how to use SkinVision, to ensure that you can make the most of the program.
The SkinVision service is used by over a million people across the globe and has helped in the recognition of over 27,000 skin cancers. It is our aim to save 250,000 lives in the next decade.
For about two decades, the number of skin cancers across Europe has been rising steadily. Every year more than 200,000 people in Germany are diagnosed
Generali in Deutschland und SkinVision bieten neuen Service zur Hautkrebsfrüherkennung an Seit etwa zwei Jahrzehnten steigt die Zahl der Hautkrebserkrankungen in Deutschland stetig: Jedes Jahr
AMSTERDAM, July 30 2018 — The SkinVision team is thrilled to announce the investment of $US7.6 million in the company to support their journey of bringing convenient, accurate and quick recognition of skin cancer. This funding round has been supported by current shareholders LEO Pharma, PHS Capital and a number of new high net worth impact investors.
Accuro Insurance, a New Zealand owned and operated health insurance provider, rolled out a new membership benefits programme for its members in December of 2017. The long-standing benefit program has seen Accuro’s members gaining access to everything from dentists to health foods. The newest partnership has produced a potentially life-saving result far closer to home than ever expected.
“It all started when I got a freckle on my lower back that became a little itchy”, so starts the story of Emma Proctor, a 37-year-old Business Owner from Preston, Lancashire. “I didn’t think much of it at the time, but then one day I realised there was a bit of blood. It was on my lower back in an extremely awkward position to see properly, with a mirror I managed to see that it was looking a little different”.
Our skin is our largest and most visible organ. It is comprised of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutis (base layer). This multi-layer organ is not only our shield from the environment and the element keeping our internal organs in place, but it is also a dynamic part of our body constantly regenerating, exuding protective substances, and creating vitamin D to keep our bodies operating efficiently. Despite that the skin is such an advanced system capable of maintaining itself, what can we do keep a healthy skin?
Ineens heb je het: huidkanker. Maar dat gebeurt mij toch niet? “Mam ben je ziek?” Ik voel een brok in mijn keel wanneer ik mijn
De jury van de Dutch Digital Health Challenge, een wedstrijd om implementatie van innovaties in de Nederlandse zorg te versnellen, selecteerde de samenwerking tussen CZ en SkinVision als winnaar in de categorie “Zorgverzekeraar”. Het ministerie van volksgezondheid, welzijn en sport (VWS), Rockstart (een start up incubator) en Health 2.0 werken in deze challenge samen. Hun gezamenlijke doel is om van Nederland het beste digitale health ecosysteem te maken. Met deze wedstrijd willen zij Nederlandse digitale health startups in de schijnwerpers zetten en hen ondersteunen in het opzetten van samenwerkingen.
The majority of skin lesions are benign, but when a new lesion or mark appears on our skin, it can be difficult to tell whether it is dangerous. If you have any suspicions about a mark, mole or lesion, you should ask your doctor to check it. Nevertheless, it is useful to know how the common skin lesions look like to be able to recognise them.
In this post, we explain all about the most common skin lesions (with pictures) and their main characteristics.
In most parts of Europe, people are currently enjoying plenty of sunshine as the summer is coming closer. But the sun hasn’t shown its full potential yet. So, how can you enjoy the heartfully warm days while keeping your skin healthy? Here are five tips on how to keep a healthy skin in the summer, without missing out on the pleasures of sunlight.
While you most likely don’t realize it, machine learning is often used in your daily life. For example, when social media suggests tagging your friends in pictures because it recognizes them, or the spam filter on your email account removing unwanted emails. In healthcare, machine learning also takes its part in recognizing skin cancer. Machine learning has been used in hospitals for many years, but now you can use it yourself to track your health in the comfort of your home!
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common forms of skin cancer, affecting more than one million people in the US alone each year. While it is usually easily treatable, it can become deadly if it spreads beyond the skin and into the lymph nodes or internal organs of the body. That’s why prevention is so important.
How to prevent squamous cell carcinoma? Read it below.