Oral Cancer Training Model


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2019-2020 Team
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Project Title
Oral Cancer Training Model
Design Challenge
Oral cancer, usually defined as “squamous cell carcinoma of the lip, oral cavity and oropharynx,” is the 6th most common cancer globally with an average 5-year survival rate of 57%. But, with early detection, the 5-year survival rate can increase statistically to 84%. Given the fact that no physical model or simulation currently exists to train individuals interactively, our goal is to satisfy this existing need and create a training model for oral cancer detection. Since the tongue is the most common site for oral cancer, we will focus specifically on creating a tongue model with lesion attachments. This model would offer dental/medical students, dentists, and physicians a hands-on, interactive approach to identifying cancerous lesions in the oral cavity.
Date Updated
Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Meaghan Bond
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE

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Other Design

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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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