While a fellow in the department of Dermatology at UC San Francisco/Stanford University, much of Dr. Basler’s research focused on patterns of detection and diagnosis of Melanoma. 15 years later, Scientists are further supporting Dr. Basler’s argument that society’s strongest defense against unnecessary deaths from Melanoma derives from educating the public and performing skin cancer screenings.
A leader in Melanoma research spoke at the 2013 American Academy of Dermatology:
"We have been working on the primary prevention of melanoma for 30 years. Yes, we have made some progress with better sunscreens, but we have taken steps back with indoor UV tanning being so widely used," said Dr. Weinstock, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University.