Japan-Developed Technique Shows Up Previously Unseen Cancer Cells
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Japanese researchers have developed a technique using a marked reagent to illuminate cancer cells in the liver, allowing surgeons to remove cells as small as five millimeters. The team at the Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases said the indocyanine green reagent remains inside liver cells after injection long enough to illuminate it with an infrared camera. The center said it has used the method on 39 patients and identified cells in seven cases that had been missed in pre-operation checkups. (Click here for more
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