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NIR Fluorescence Captures Clear Images of Cancerous Tumors During Surgery

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Nanotechnology-based imaging offers accurate, real-time feedback in the operating room, enabling greater precision in the removal of the entire malignant tumor to prevent recurrence.

RALUCA BORLAN, MONICA FOCsAN, AND SIMION AsTILEAN, BABEs-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY; AND PATRICIU ACHIMAs-CADARIU, THE ONCOLOGY INSTITUTE ‘PROF. DR. ION CHIRICUTA’

Despite discoveries made in cancer research in recent years, few new techniques have significantly changed the course of the disease, which is responsible for more than 25,000 deaths in the U.S. every day1. Surgery is usually the most effective treatment for cancer, in combination with perioperative systemic therapy in selected cases. Despite the efficacy of this course, the disease can reappear2. If the pathological report describes positive reactive margins in the area where surgery occurred, a second intervention may do more harm than good. Depending on the patient’s postoperative...Read full article

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