New app could spot pancreatic cancer

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BiliScreen is a new app developed by researchers at the University of Washington, that the creators claim can screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases simply by taking a selfie on a smartphone. Pancreatic cancer has a very poor long-term survival rate of just 9 percent, which is caused in part because the symptoms don't usually become apparent until the cancer has spread. One of the earliest visible symptoms of pancreatic cancer though, is jaundice – which gives a yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes and skin. Using the BiliScreen app, the camera on a smartphone can detect minute levels…

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