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Non-invasive skin cancer test could reduce number of biopsies performed

Added: Wednesday 26 August 2015

Researchers in the UK and Italy have developed a non-invasive skin cancer test that uses a laser to detect malignant melanoma. The laser Doppler system measures blood flow in tiny blood vessels to work out whether the blood is supplying normal skin cells or malignant moles. This new test may lead to a substantial reduction in the number of biopsies carried out for skin cancer testing.