Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatments: Fluorescence-Guided Surgery *RERUN
The first of two programs on the latest cancer treatments looks at fluorescence imaging, which causes cancer cells to light up. It's now widely used in Japan for liver cancer surgery. Cancer cells glow, showing the size and location of tumors and making precise surgery possible. Technology is being developed for its use on other cancers such as breast cancer. It will enable surgeons to tell simply by looking at an incision made during an operation if any cancer cells remain in the body.
Surgeons can detect the cancer's location precisely with naked eyes
"So happy" – This patient's liver cancer was removed by fluorescence-guided surgery
Studies are underway to apply fluorescence imaging to various cancers
Fluorescence probe for breast cancer is undergoing clinical trials