A smartphone app that helps track potentially cancerous moles
Skin cancer is common and potentially deadly with risks increasing the longer it is undetected. Dr. Maryam Sadeghi was so concerned that people can wait weeks or months to find out if suspicious moles were malignant that she created an innovative device and app called MoleScope.
Dr. Sadeghi developed the product with help from Simon Fraser University’s Venture Connection, which provides students with business mentors and entrepreneurial help. Dr. Sadeghi is scientific director of the Digital Health Hub at Simon Fraser University.
* Maryam Sadeghi was one of 14 Innovators to Know invited to Ottawa by Universities Canada on Feb. 24, 2016 to meet with high school students, science policy makers and Parliamentarians.