Campus News

To screen or not to screen

In a Reuters article, Dr. Mark H. Ebell, a professor of epidemiology in UGA’s College of Public Health, explained a recent conclusion by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on skin cancer screenings.

“After an in-depth review of the benefits and harms of this preventive service, the task force found that there isn’t enough evidence to know with adequate certainty whether a full-body visual skin screening exam by a doctor does or does not prevent deaths from melanoma,” said Ebell, who was a task force member.