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.
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