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Clay Cockerell, M.D., Discusses the Utility of DermTech’s PLA for Dermatopathologists

May 16, 2019

Dr. Cockerell is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist and a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is the founder and medical director of Cockerell Dermatopathology and a Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in skin cancer, such as melanoma, at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Providing non-invasively obtained results of PLA testing of clinically ambiguous pigmented lesions to pathologists can enable pathologists to even more closely evaluate borderline malignant lesions for histopathologic evidence of malignancy.”