UNT TAMS students working on smartphone app that could detect cancer

TAMS students Kevin Ong and Anagha Krishnan are working on a smartphone application that may soon allow users to detect cancer and identify its stages. The app would process chemical data from biomarkers such as saliva to help detect cancer in the body. The technology also may be able to identify cancers without traditional biomarkers, such as breast or colon cancer.

Ong and Krishnan recently were named national finalists in MIT's THINK Scholars Program and received funding to complete their work and bring their app to market.