UVA sunlight skin sensor. Photo: Northwestern University
A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer.
Each year, there are 5.4 million new cases of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
SOURCES: Steve (Shuai) Xu, M.D., FAAD, instructor, department of dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and medical director, Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; Arielle Grabel, public relations manager, Skin Cancer Foundation, New York City; Dec. 5, 2018, Science Translational Medicine
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