Sniffing out cancer

Posted at: 07/18/2013 6:23 AM

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A new surgical tool could sniff out whether doctors have removed all the cancerous tissue during tumor-removal procedures.
 
The gadget developed by experts at Imperial College London in the UK uses a high-tech nose to smell the smoke released when surgeons are burning away tumor tissue.
 
In a small study, researchers found the device could accurately distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue and it gave surgeons results in three seconds -- much faster than traditional methods.


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