Topic: Skin cancer

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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New Susceptibility Gene for Skin Cancer Discovered By University of Texas at Austin Researchers

Jan. 19, 2011

Researchers, including those from The University of Texas at Austin, have identified a gene that plays a role in susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer -- a discovery that could lead to novel strategies for prevention of that form of cancer.

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University of Texas at Austin Licenses Technology for Skin Cancer Detection

Feb. 2, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin has licensed technology for a probe that would quickly scan skin to detect skin cancer to DermDx Inc., a company based in Fresno, Calif.

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New Probe to Detect Skin Cancer Receives More Funding for Clinical Trials

Aug. 18, 2008

Assistant Professor James Tunnell has been awarded a Phase II Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to continue the development and testing of a device that uses light to detect skin cancer without the need for an invasive biopsy procedure.

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