In a recent study, it was estimated that more than four million cases are diagnosed annually in the United States alone. Given the widespread prevalence of this disease, there is a substantial impact on overall patient morbidity and quality of life. Similarly, medical treatment for skin cancer accounts for a considerable amount of healthcare expenditures and is often a large financial burden to patients and their families. As such, improved screening and treatment options are imperative to reduce the cost and to refine the outcome of this rising problem.
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