MU Researcher's Photoacoustic Device Finds Cancer Cells Before They Become Tumors (video) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption University of Missouri researchers are working to detect melanoma cancer at the cellular level, long before tumors have a chance to form. Commercial production of a device developed at MU that measures melanoma using photoacoustics, or laser-induced ultrasound, will soon be available to scientists and academia for cancer studies. Credit MU News Bureau Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.