Fluorescence-guided surgery with live molecular navigation — a new cutting edge

  title={Fluorescence-guided surgery with live molecular navigation — a new cutting edge},
  author={Quyen T X Nguyen and Roger Tsien},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
A glowing new era in cancer surgery may be dawning. Using fluorescently labelled markers, surgical molecular navigation means that tumours and nerves can be displayed in real time intra-operatively in contrasting pseudocolours, which allows more complete tumour resection while preserving important structures. These advances can potentially cause a paradigm shift in cancer surgery, improving patient outcome and decreasing overall health-care costs. 
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