Who needs lung cancer screening?

 Lung cancer is a certified killer, and it’s much more common than people realize. Of everyone who dies from cancer, more than a quarter will die from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in United States and worldwide. About 90 percent of lung cancer cases are from smoking, and the five-year surgical…

Low-cost device to diagnose skin cancer

Hand-held device dubbed sKan measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma, and could save lives around the world. The sKan uses thermistors – thermally sensitive resistors – to detect if a suspect region of skin is malignant through thermal heat mapping. Cancerous cells have a higher metabolic rate than normal cells, which means they…

Colorectal Cancer Screen

Regular screening is important for preventing colorectal cancer. Testing can often find colon cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Ninety percent of colon cancer begins when polyps become cancerous. A polyp is a small growth that attaches itself to the inner wall of the colon. Anyone can get colon polyps, but certain people are more…