The goggles that make tumours glow

Scientists are continually seeking new ways of targeting cancer – and the latest is high-tech goggles.

Currently doctors treating cancer have two main approaches – bombard the tumour with drugs and radiotherapy or cut it out.

The second option is very common but not always successful – because it is often also impossible to tell where the tumour ends and healthy tissue begins.

To try and combat this surgeons often remove tissue surrounding the tumour, but cancerous cells often remain, necessitating further surgery.

But a new goggle technology being developed in the US lets surgeons “see” which cells are cancerous and which are healthy, increasing the chances that they will be able remove all cancer cells in one operation.

Full article can be found on the BBC website

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