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JUL 18, 2013 - Time

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New Surgical Knife Can Detect Cancer As It Cuts

Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported. Surgeons typically use knives that heat tissue as they cut, producing a sharp-smelling smoke. The new knife analyzes the smoke and can instantly signal whether the tissue is cancerous or healthy. Now surgeons have to send the tissue to a lab and wait for the results. Dr. Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London suspected the smoke produced during cancer surgery might contain some important cancer clues. So he designed a ... Read More

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