The Fine Line Between Breast Cancer and Normal Tissues

September 22, 2014
Nathalie Agar

BWH Press releases. Up to 40 percent of patients undergoing breast cancer surgery require additional operations because surgeons may fail to remove all the cancerous tissue in the initial operation. However, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have successfully tested a tool they developed that will help surgeons better distinguish cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, thereby decreasing the chances for repeat operations.  

The study is published online the week of September 22, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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