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This blog explores topics in 'Trichology' (the orthodox sciences of human hair). We welcome you either as an interested visitor or a prospective student seeking to study trichology to share your comments and experience. As the archives continue to accumulate, probably at some point they will become a useful reference for all. This hair loss forum may help you to grow hair too!

Examining the scalp for melanoma? Try a blow dryer

The incidence of scalp melanomas has been increasing with that of melanoma overall, and scalp melanomas carry a higher mortality rate than melanomas on other locations, including nearby areas of the head and neck. It has been suggested that the lower survival rates are a result of the inherent difficulties in identifying early-stage melanomas on the scalp. Although the importance of early detection of scalp melanomas cannot be overstated, the scalp examination itself is considered one of the most time-consuming elements of the complete skin examination.


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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON