On Target Laboratories: Making Light Work of Cancer Resection

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Surgeons' go-to means of sensing cancer uses only the hands and the naked eye, resulting in imperfect outcomes and more procedures, both diagnostic and interventional, down the line. On Target Laboratories has formulated a fluorescent marker that attaches to cancer cells to minimize uncertainty from detection and enable more complete resections.

Nearly everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Though patient outcomes vary and many do recover after a complete tumor removal, cancer is still a leading cause of death in the US, with lung, breast, and prostate accounting for the highest mortality rates.

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