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Fluorescent marker may enable safer brain cancer surgery

Nov 06, 2018 - Marketline Newswire

University of Bristol researchers have demonstrated in a clinical study that the use of a fluorescent marker would allow surgeons to more accurately spot and remove brain cancer.

The research, conducted in people with suspected glioma, was intended to investigate the use of 5-aminolevulinic acid or 5-ALA. The chemical glows pink in the presence of light.According to the team, a fluorescent marker helps in differentiating the most aggressive cancer cells from other brain tissue. This is exp...