Light-Sheet Microscope Advances Could Prevent Multiple Breast Cancer Surgeries

A new type of microscope could drastically reduce the number of women having multiple breast cancer surgeries, researchers at the University of Washington claim, in this report from

Until now, there’s been no reliable way to determine whether surgeons have completely removed all cancerous tissue during surgery, meaning between 20 and 40 percent of women have to undergo second, third or even fourth procedures.

The invention will help surgeons identify left-behind cancerous tissue in real-time, as discussed in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

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