Improving Cancer Surgery: Using a Probe to Determine What is Cancer, What is Not

A team of researchers from Australia has shown that an optical fiber-tip probe that can detect the pH of a tissue can distinguish between cancer and normal tissues at the margins of a tumor during surgery, in real time.

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Taking a Local Approach to Cancer Research

When considering the most common types of cancer, gastric cancer (cancer of the stomach) is rarely discussed. It occurs at a higher frequency in specific populations, such as Alaska Native people, in whom gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death.

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