Rebecca Richars-Kortum’s latest achievement in early cancer detection

Not one to rest on her laurels, 2023 IEEE Innovations in Healthcare Technology Medalist, Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University, continues to make gains in the fight against cancer. Her latest achievement, detailed in the recent IEEE Spectrum profile, is an optical imaging system that eliminates the need for biopsies in oral and cervical cancer cases.

An innovator, educator, and staunch advocate for early cancer detection, she says “being part of a team that is providing care to patients who have been traditionally not served well by our existing health system is a privilege.”

Learn more about Rebecca Richards-Kortum and her remarkable work now in our 2023 Awards Booklet and watch her feature video from the 2023 Honors Ceremony.