Project Skin Watch was designed to enhance the ability of patients with a history of melanoma and their significant others to self-identify the recurrence of skin cancer in order to promote early detection and treatment. The focus of the study is to teach individuals who are at an increased risk of developing melanoma and their partners how to detect future melanomas through the utilization of skin self-examinations. Further, the study implements a longitudinal design and compares intervention delivery mechanisms (take home manual vs. in-person training) which will help us identify whether the intervention enhances early detection as well as the optimal method of intervention delivery.
Funded by the NIH/NCI.
Awarded to Rob Turrisi, Ph.D.
Robinson, J. K., Hultgren, B., Mallett, K., & Turrisi, R. (in press). Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma. JAMA Dermatology. [PubMed]
Hultgren, B. A., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., Ackerman, S., & Robinson, J. K. (2016). Influence of quality of relationship between patient with melanoma and partner on partner-assisted skin examination education: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatology, 152(2), 184-190. PMCID: PMC4890560 [PubMed]
Robinson, J. K., Wayne, J. D., Martini, M. C., Hultgren, B. A., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. (2016). Early detection of new melanomas by patients with melanoma and their partners using a structured skin self-examination skills training intervention: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatology, 152(9), 979-985. [PubMed]
Stapleton, J. L., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., & Robinson, J. K. (2015). Correspondence of pigmented lesions identified by melanoma patients trained to perform partner-assisted skin self-examination and dermatological examination. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, 24(8), 1247-1253. PMCID: PMC4526328 [PubMed]
Turrisi, R., Hultgren, B., Mallett, K. A., Martini, M., & Robinson, J. K. (2015). Comparison of efficacy of differing partner-assisted skin examination interventions for melanoma patients: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatology, 151(9), 945-951. PMCID: PMC4565771 [PubMed]
Robinson, J. K., Gaber, R., Hultgren, B., Eilers, S., Blatt, H., Stapleton, J., Mallett, K., Turrisi, R., Duffecy, J., Begale, M., Martini, M., Bilmoria, K., & Wayne, J. (2014). Skin self-examination education for early detection of melanoma: A randomized controlled trial of internet, workbook, and in-person interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(1). PMCID: PMC3906663 [PubMed]