RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) improve a software capable of speeding up diagnoses of melanoma type skin cancer. So far, the computer program has achieved 86 percent accuracy in identifying the disease.

Although melanoma represents only 3 percent of the Brazilian population of malignant neoplasms that manifest in the skin, the variety requires attention because it can spread to other cells of the body installing a process called metastasis, the most aggressive of all.

To reach the diagnosis, the software of the Unicamp team compares the lesion with another 23,906 stored in . . .

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