Monday, September 8, 2014
A new tool for fighting GBM
Yes, this looks like a laser point … and that’s good.
Why? According to a recent ScienceDaily.com article, Moritz F. Kircher and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a new handheld device to “…detect "Raman nanoprobes" with very high accuracy.”
According to the article, “These nanoprobes are injected the day prior to the operation and go specifically to tumor cells, and not to normal brain cells. Using a handheld Raman scanner in a mouse model that mimics human GBM, the researchers successfully identified and removed all malignant cells in the rodents' brains” (in a test).
Want to read more? Here’s a link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140903105759.htm
Illustration Credit: Moritz Kircher