A researcher wearing protective glasses looks into a microscope.

Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, studies the effect of updated melanoma guidelines

Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma. Dr. Elmore's team found that when pathologists used the new guidelines for cases of early stage invasive melanoma, they agreed with an expert-defined diagnosis 10 percent more often.

Read the UCLA Newsroom article about new melanoma diagnoses guidelines