Dr. Philip O. Scumpia Awarded American Cancer Society Grant

Dr. Philip O. Scumpia recently published work in Nature portfolio journal Light: Science and Applications describing a novel technique of making biopsy-free, histological determinations of skin lesions using machine learning. His research was awarded 4-year grant totaling $779,012 from the American Cancer Society entitled “Biopsy-free virtual histology for non-invasive melanoma diagnosis.” The grant will support studies that will combine non-invasive skin imaging by reflectance confocal microscopy with machine learning to deliver histology-quality images of skin to diagnose melanoma or nevi without requiring invasive biopsy. The overall goal is to develop a way to treat suspicious skin lesions earlier, while avoiding unnecessary biopsy.

Philip O. Scumpia, MD

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