It is known that ultraviolet light exposure causes melanoma. However, it is not clear whether there are other environmental factors acting along with ultraviolet radiation. This study investigates the role of organochlorine compounds, found in the environment, in melanoma development.
This multi- institute project (InterMEL consortium project) identifies molecular and clinical factors which relate to the prognosis of melanoma, with the ultimate objective of improving the treatment of advanced melanoma.
Polarization speckles are the interference patterns created when a skin lesion is illuminated by laser light. The pattern encodes the surface and internal optical properties of the skin lesion.
In this project, we develop a handheld and easy-to-operate optical probe for detecting melanoma. Delivery of the technology is aimed at non-dermatologist healthcare providers, improving their diagnostic accuracy and reducing the number of referrals to the specialists.
Computer-aided systems for melanoma - The objectives of this project are to develop automated computer systems to help interpret the complex dermoscopic images with the ultimate aim of dissimilating the technique to non-dermatologist healthcare providers and, maybe, even patients.
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