IRVINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA), the medical device company that developed and is commercializing MelaFind®, the first and only FDA-approved optical diagnostic device for melanoma detection used by dermatologists in their fight against melanoma, will participate in the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting from October 3-6, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.
The four-day event is an educational opportunity for the Society's dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons to stay abreast of innovative devices, news and technology. As part of the meeting, MELA Sciences' Interim Chief Executive Officer, Robert Coradini, and his team will be showcasing the Company's flagship product, MelaFind®, at booth 1000.
Attendees at the meeting will have access to in-depth information about MelaFind®, receive live demonstrations and connect one-on-one with the Company's executives.
Melanoma is currently the deadliest and fastest growing cancer in the U.S., with one American dying from melanoma every hour. Skin cancer has reached epidemic proportions, even though the cause (ultraviolet rays) and prevention (sun protection) is known. Melanoma is almost 100% curable if caught early, but only 24 percent of American adults have had a skin check by a dermatologist, which can lead to missed cases as well as potentially advanced and fatal stages.
"MelaFind® is successfully being implemented in dermatologists' offices in the United States and Germany and we are c
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