Cancer Diagnostic Goes Skin Deep

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readJul 28, 2020

The average adult human has between 16 and 22 square feet of skin. This multifaceted organ serves a multitude of functions: from protecting our bodies against invaders and regulating body temperature to detecting sensations. Skin is particularly susceptible to developing cancer as a result of exposure to environmental carcinogens, such as ultraviolet radiation.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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