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Glowing Tumors: An Innovative Technique for Cancer Surgeries?

A new technique makes cancerous tumors glow, which in turn makes it easier to fully remove them during surgery.

Employing nanotechnology designed to administer small-molecule drugs, physician researchers imbued tumors with fluorescent dyes, then used ultraviolet light to make those tumors glow. The process helps the surgical team to better see the entire tumor. Early results have shown that the technique can substantially improve the chances of removing the totality of the tumor cells during a procedure.

Click here to read about this research at Penn Medicine.