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Students Develop Apps to Help Detect Skin Cancer

Students Develop Apps to Help Detect Skin Cancer

​Rachel Graubard and Vatsal Shah, both alumni of the Freshman Research Initiative's DIY Diagnostics stream, have created two apps which could help patients detect skin cancer at home. 

Rachel Graubard and Vatsal Shah, both juniors at the University of Texas at Austin, have created applications to help detect skin cancer. Photo Credit: Mariana Gonzalez | Daily Texan Staff

​Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it can appear suddenly and progress rapidly. Luckily, many types of skin cancer are treatable by dermatologists, which makes diagnosis key. 

Graubard and Shah, both juniors in the College of Natural Sciences, made the apps under the guidance of Timothy Riedel, a clinical assistant professor, with the goal of encouraging patients who have warning signs to visit their dermatologist. Both web-based apps are easily accessible on all types of computers and smartphones, and are based around screening questionnaires designed specifically for skin cancer.  

To read more about the skin cancer detection apps and their developers click on the links below: 

To access the apps, click below: 

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