Published On: Sun, Sep 12th, 2021
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Game-Changing Melanoma Scanners Bring Hope for Early Detectionon September 12, 2021 at 11:48 pm

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A new technology that could save lives through the early detection and treatment of melanoma is set to be fired up across Australia. Currently, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and there is currently no standardised diagnosis for it. More than 28,000 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma each year, leading to an average of 1700 deaths—one of the highest rates in the world. But Monday will see the first of 15,000 Australians step into 3D body scanners rolled out through the Australian Cancer Research Foundation in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. This technology undertakes full body mapping, allowing researchers to investigate and track potentially problematic moles and skin spots over time. Researchers are aiming to devise an algorithm that can project who will suffer melanoma and other skin cancers—a potential game-changer for early skin cancer diagnosis. “Melanoma is a deadly problem that needs disruptive solutions,” ACRF chief executive Kerry …

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