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Revolutionary Cancer Removal Technology

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 26, 2014

New You Medical Tip: Learn about the latest cancer removal technology that promises greater accuracy and shorter surgeries.

 

Traditional removal of cancerous tissue is a lengthy process, requiring surgeons to wait for lab results to determine if they have removed all cancer cells. In a recent study from Hungary, researchers attached a mass spectrometer to a surgical knife. This ”iKnife“ reads cancer markers instantly, allows a surgeon to discard these cells in a shorter time frame, and reduces the recurrence of cancerous tumors. iKnife also helps to decrease surgical trauma and allows patients to keep healthy tissue—meaning it will yield cosmetic benefits while improving survival rates.