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Israel 21c: Smart probes pinpoint cancer cells for precise surgery

Israel 21c featured Tel Aviv University’s new Helmsley-funded “smart probe.” This approach may make it easier for surgeons to identify and remove cancer cells.

Cancer is notoriously difficult for physicians to remove entirely from the body, especially when cancer has metastasized. The “smart probe” will be injected into patients before surgery and use near-infrared technology to make cancer cells light up, differentiating them from healthy cells.

Learn more about this technique at israel21c.org.