CAN MELANOMA BE DETECTED BY SMELL? REALLY?

Researchers from the Monell Center found that melanoma emits an odor that is different from normal skin. A portable nanosensor was useful in detecting cancerous cells in patients. Who knows, one day Dermatologists may be throwing away their blades and using non-invasive nanosensors to detect melanoma. These findings were published online in Journal of Chromatography B.

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Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist

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