2018

How to Find Hidden Cancers? Doctors Try Glowing Dyes

How to Find Hidden Cancers? Doctors Try Glowing Dyes

Source: CBSNews.com

Blaze Bioscience is testing Tumor Paint, patented by company co-founder Dr. Jim Olson of Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s Hospital. It’s a combo product — a molecule that binds to cancer and a dye to make it glow. “You can see it down to a few dozen cells or a few hundred cells,” Olson said. “I’ve seen neurosurgeons come out of the operating room with a big smile on their face because they can see the cancer very clearly.” Early-stage studies have been done for skin, brain and breast cancers in adults, and brain tumors in children.

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