Topic: Cancer detection

New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

Aug. 5, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an optical device that may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

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Biomedical Engineering Professor Receives Nearly $1 Million for Cancer Research

May 5, 2011

Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has received nearly $1 million from the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute for his research on early detection of cancer.

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