Near-infrared dye helps doctors spot cancer
There’s a lot of testing ahead before the dye is ready for human patients. Once it’s ready, though, it could prove to be an invaluable surgical tool. Rather than operate based on a single scan that took hours to process, surgeons could get a real-time view of where tumors are located. If all goes well, doctors would be more likely to reduce or eliminate cancer by cutting it out.
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