Closing Practice Gaps in Dermatomyositis Malignancy Screening
Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease affecting skin and muscle, and 15%–20% of patients eventually develop cancer. Lack of evidence-based guidelines for malignancy screening represents a practice gap in dermatology and rheumatology. This project aims to qualify the effectiveness of age-appropriate cancer screenings, define costs of advanced screening techniques, and launch development of a collaborative prospective registry aimed at defining best practices for malignancy screening in dermatomyositis.
— Galen Toye Foulke, M.D.
- UNC School of Medicine
- Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
Categories: Featured Researchers
Tags: 2021 Research Awards, Auto-immunity, Connective Tissue Disease, Dermatomyositis
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