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Early detection: Tattoo signals cancer – and more

Interview with Prof. Martin Fussenegger, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich


Image: Man with short hair, dark suit and glasses - Prof. Martin Fussenegger; Copyright: ETH Zürich/Giulia Marthaler

Prof. Martin Fussenegger

Image: Small brown mole on the back of a hand; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Mario Hahn

If the tattoo that Prof. Fussenegger and his team have developed becomes visible as a small "mole", it is not necessarily a sign of serious illness. But it can make the person carrying it go and see a doctor to learn more about the causes (symbol picture).

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann