Division of Dermatology

Skin Cancer Screening in Scarsdale Promotes Awareness, Detection

Dr. Beth McLellan Dermatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Beth McLellan, MD

June 14, 2015 - BRONX, NY - More than 100 people were evaluated and many skin cancers, including several possible melanomas, were identified at a recent Skin Cancer Screening hosted by the Einstein Montefiore Division of Dermatology, in partnership with the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

Montefiore medical Specialists Westchester Scarsdale NY Dermatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Montefiore Medical Specialists of Westchester

The event, held for the first time at Montefiore Medical Specialists of Westchester in Scarsdale, NY, took place Saturday, May 30. Dr. Beth Mclellan, Assistant Professor and Director of the Division of Dermatology at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Holly Kanavy, Instructor of Dermatology, and Dermatology residents conducted the screenings.

"It was a wonderful learning experience for our residents and a great benefit to the community," Dr. McLellan said.


Dr. Holly Kanavy Dermatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Holly Kanavy, DO

Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer, claiming one life each hour in the United States. People of any race, age or gender can be affected, and early detection is critical. Westchester community members who were identified with possible skin cancers at the Skin Cancer Screening event were connected with a dermatologist for follow-up.

"For the first time in memory we have connected with a large cohort in Westchester," said Dr. Steven Cohen, Professor and Chief of the Division of Dermatology. "It is gratifying to know that Einstein/Montefiore Dermatology has proven to be such a valuable resource."

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