New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve the Accuracy of Brain Tumor Surgery

New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve the Accuracy of Brain Tumor Surgery

Sep. 4, 2013 — A new laser-based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate, allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating, and avoid leaving behind cells that could spawn a new tumor.

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Bone Growth Factor May Increase Benign Tumors but Not Malignant Cancer

Sep. 6, 2013 — Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) appear to be at increased risk of benign tumors — but not cancers, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130906101040.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fbrain_tumor+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Health+%26+Medicine+News+–+Brain+Tumor%29