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Purdue university melanoma patch

This Wearable Patch May Provide Painless, More Effective Chemotherapy For Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. In the United States, about 100,350 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed and 6,850 people will die of it in 2020. Conventional therapies for this skin cancer include chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, these treatments produce toxicity and severe side effects due to the aggressive and recurrent […]
Handheld melanoma detector

Canadian Researcher Develop Low-Cost Handheld Cancer Probe to Detect Melanoma Early

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, affecting more than 130,000 people worldwide each year. Although this cancer is easily visible on the skin, it is hard to differentiate between harmless and harmful moles. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have now developed a simple and compact device that uses laser to can […]
UV sensor phototherapy

This UV Sensor Can Optimize Phototherapy and Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Skin cancer is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. In 2012, more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer were treated in over 3.3 million people in the United States, according to skincancer.org. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans […]
Worlds smallest UV tracker

World’s Smallest Wearable Device Warns of UV Exposure and Helps to Optimize Phototherapy

Scientists from the Northwestern University in Illinois have developed a tiny solar-powered UV sensor that can warn you of UV exposure and can optimize dosing during treatment of skin diseases, neonatal jaundice, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer. Related Researchers Develop Wearable Paper-Based UV Sensors that Warn You When it’s […]
Paper UV sensor

Researchers Develop Wearable Paper-Based UV Sensors that Warn You When it’s Time to Get...

A research team led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has developed paper-based UV sensors that could help people avoid sun damage and manage vitamin absorption. Our body needs sunlight to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, but excessive exposure can cause sunburn, skin cancer, blindness, skin wrinkling and premature signs of aging. A personal […]
La Roche Posay My Skin Track UV

L’Oréal Teams Up with Apple to Launch La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV Tracker

L’Oréal announced a new wearable sensor that measures your exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can seriously damage your skin and potentially cause skin cancer. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor – the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure – is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies […]