Big Microscopic Endeavor

August 22, 2008

Dr. Jairo López and Dr. Víctor Hugo examine skin cells at Hospital México, which will soon build a new public dematopathology laboratory specializing in early cancer skin cancer detection. The new laboratory will speed up the time it takes for patients to get a screening and results, said Susana Saravia, spokeswoman for the Social Security System. Officials are still trying to acquire all the equipment necessary for the new lab, but the staff is already in place, Saravia said. The dermatopathology lab, which is possible thanks to an $82,500 grant from the Japanese government, will be headed by López. Dermatopathology is the study of skin diseases at the microscopic level.

 

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