Research Professor, Dermatology; Feinberg School of Medicine
Cancer Prevention,TRIST-Skin Cancers
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The body of work explores early detection of melanoma by skin self-examination (SSE) by those at risk to develop a melanoma. Her current research focus is the role of the dyadic relationship in performance of SSE. This research evolved from qualitative research in focus group testing of rulers and magnifying glasses to assist with SSE to a randomized trial of the educational and skills training intervention with qualitative measures by self-reported surveys and diaries.
A Comparison of Interventions to Teach Melanoma Patients' Skin Self-examination
Principal Investigator: June K. Robinson, MD, 20% effort
Agency : NIH/NCI Type: R01 CA154908-01 Period: 5/13/11-03/31/16
Our research directly tests novel methods of training Stage I and IIA melanoma patients, who have a 5 year survival of 80-90%, and their partners, on how to conduct skin self-examination and partner assisted skin examination (SSE, PASE).
Dr. Robinson's pilot research explores use of a melanoam simulation model to train medical studetns to perform opportunistic visual screening for melanoma.
Dr. Robinson's research interest over the last decade has also included prevention of skin cancer by harm reduction messages with kidney transplant recipients who are at risk to develop skin cancer and educational interventions with teens and young adults with a particular focus on reducing indoor tanning.