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Light Reflectance Spectroscopy Aids Prostate Cancer Surgery

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Light-reflectance spectroscopy has been used during prostate cancer surgery to differentiate between malignant and benign tissue with 85 percent accuracy. The finding could enable real-time tissue analysis during the surgery. According to the National Cancer Institute, the most common cancer in men — second only to skin cancer — is prostate cancer. After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in U.S. males. Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu. Courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Now researchers from the University of Texas...Read full article

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