Laser Surgery Differentiates Between Cancer Cells, Healthy Cells

For many patients diagnosed with a certain deadly type of brain cancer, the prognosis is bleak, with most living only 18 months after surgery.

But now, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Michigan Medical School have developed what they say is a laser-based technology that may make brain surgery for glioblastoma multiforme cancer much more accurate. They technique would allow surgeons to distinguish cancer cells from healthy brain cells at the microscopic level, allowing …

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