New laser-based tool ‘detects signs of skin cancer’

High-resolution images from a laser-based tool could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
The tool probes skin cells using two lasers to pump small amounts of energy, less than that of a laser pointer, into a suspicious mole.For the first time, scientists have the ability to identify substantial chemical differences between cancerous and healthy skin tissues.
Using the amount of eumelanin as a diagnostic criterion, the team used the tool to correctly identify all eleven melanoma samples in the study. Read more…

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