Early Diagnosis of Malignant Transformation of Pigmentary Skin Lesions
Malignant Melanoma - Pigmented Nevi - Skin Neoplasm
Conditions: official terms
Melanoma - Nevus - Nevus, Pigmented - Skin Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
Malignant Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that can be cured if diagnosed early. To date atypical pigmented skin lesions are diagnosed by appearance alone and many moles and lesions are excised unnecessarily and on the other hand malignant lesions are missed and diagnosed too late. In this study a protein conjugated to a florescent dye is spread on a suspicious pigmented lesion, the hypothesis is that this protein binds to malignant cells only and thus with a special camera that picks up the dye we can find pigmented lesions with early malignant transformation.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- pigmented lesion indicated for surgical excision

- over 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

- pregnancy
: Hadassah Medical Organization,
Jerusalem, Israel
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD - : 00 972 2 6776095 - arik@hadassah.org.il
Start Date
July 2010
Hadassah Medical Organization
Hadassah Medical Organization
Record processing date
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