These New "Cancer Glasses" Could End Up Saving Your Life

October 15, 2015 | Johannes Van Zijl

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These new "Cancer Glasses" can directly visualize tumors during surgery.

Using virtual reality, biomedical engineers at Washington University have developed a way to light up tiny tumor cells that are often not visible to the human eye. 

Surgeons often miss cancer cells during surgery because it is so hard to distinguish between healthy and cancer cells by sight alone. If approved by the FDA these “Cancer Glasses” will pave the way for more effective tumor removal and surgical procedures in years to come.  

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