Whether or not it leads to an app that automatically diagnoses melanoma from patient mole selfies, Mole Mapper has value. Any tool that empowers patients to be actively involved in their care and to meticulously monitor their moles will surely help us in keeping them safe.
Dr. Benabio is a partner physician in the department of dermatology of the Southern California Permanente Group in San Diego, and a volunteer clinical assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Benabio is @dermdoc on Twitter. He has no conflicts relating to the topic of this column.