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Over the years, DCEG research on melanoma has made a significant impact in the following areas:

DCEG research led to the identification and characterization of dysplastic nevi as the major risk factor for melanoma. This finding informed guidelines for melanoma screening and clinical management in high-risk families and in the general population (Reimer et al., 1978; Greene et al., 1985a, 1985b; Tucker et al., 1997).

DCEG research has contributed to important milestones in the management of melanoma, including the creation of a clinical atlas depicting melanoma and precursor lesions, the creation of training videos to help health care providers examine high-risk families, and the development of a risk calculator to estimate an individual’s probability of developing melanoma (Tucker et al., 2002; Fears et al., 2006).

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