1. OCT links blood vessels to melanoma type

    OCT links blood vessels to melanoma type

    A clinical study of malignant melanoma suggests that optical imaging of the most aggressive form of skin cancer could yield a faster assessment of particularly dangerous tumors. According to the UK-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) hardware developer Michelson Diagnostics , whose equipment was used in the study by four European dermatology research groups, the technique could offer a “short-cut” to identifying advanced cancers that have begun to spread. That might provide patients with a more aggressive or advanced tumor access to appropriate treatment more quickly, while those with less virulent melanomas could be spared invasive and expensive sentinel lymph-node biopsies that ...

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