New technology to treat dogs facing a cancer diagnosis


Cancer cells are hard to see.

Surgeons have to remove a layer of healthy tissue to ensure that the entire tumor has been removed.

Recently, a U of I engineer developed high-tech glasses (goggles) that help surgeons visualize cancer cells. The goggles detect radioactive tracers that cause the cancer cells to glow blue.

Dr. Laura Selmic and Dr. Viktor Gruev are collaborating on a clinical trial to help detect cancerous cells in lymph nodes, which are an indication that the cancer may have spread beyond the original tumor in the dog’s head or neck.
Clinical Trial:
  • Trial evaluates use of fluorescent sentinel lymph node imaging in dogs
  • Seeking dogs with tumors of the head and neck
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy is the standard of care in head and neck cancers in human medicine
  • Testing lymph node helps detect cancer spread    
To find out more about the clinical trial, contact:
Rebecca Kamerer at 217-333-5311 

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