Sunday, October 24, 2010

(MED) A Revolution In Skin Cancer Detection

"An Israeli invention may revolutionize current modes of diagnosing skin cancer, the most common cancer in the US.

As sunlight exposure increases worldwide, skin cancer is becoming more prevalent.

Early detection of skin cancer can save millions of lives and an Israeli company has developed a device that could revolutionize accepted modes of diagnosis. Already the most common form of cancer in the United States, skin cancer is becoming even more widespread as sunlight exposure increases worldwide.

'Early detection is the key to battling the disease. With early detection, almost all forms of skin cancer are curable,' says Col. (ret.) Yossi Biderman, CEO of Skin Cancer Scanning (SCS), an Israeli company that has developed a breakthrough technology using fiber-optic cables to scan for potentially malignant moles.

Clinical trials at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva in central Israel show the system to be 92 percent effective in detecting certain types of skin cancer at an early stage - a higher rate than that of any apparatus currently available. Now a marketable device called Skinscan 650 is close to being ready, Biderman stated 'We assume we will have a working prototype by mid-to-late 2011.'"

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