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Fluorescence-guided surgery with live molecular navigation--a new cutting edge.

  • Author(s): Nguyen, Quyen T
  • Tsien, Roger Y
  • et al.

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A glowing new era in cancer surgery may be dawning. Using fluorescently labelled markers, surgical molecular navigation means that tumours and nerves can be displayed in real time intra-operatively in contrasting pseudocolours, which allows more complete tumour resection while preserving important structures. These advances can potentially cause a paradigm shift in cancer surgery, improving patient outcome and decreasing overall health-care costs.

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