sKan-ning skin cancer earlier and cheaper

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BY SHAWN KENG

IT started as a final year engineering project. A team of four Canadian graduate students at McMaster University in Canada developed a simple yet practical skin cancer sensor. This prototype device named “sKan” differentiates a harmless skin spot and a cancerous pigment on your skin. This prototype has huge potential to help thousands of people at risk of developing skin cancer globally, by detecting and preventing skin cancer possibly at the earliest stage.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to Melanoma Research Foundation in Washington, melanoma can happen to anyone,