Glowing dye helps surgeons eradicate prostate cancer

June 14, 2024

Twenty-three men with prostate cancer were injected with the marker dye before undergoing prostate removal surgery. Surgeons used an imaging system that shines a special type of light on the prostate and nearby areas, to make the prostate cancer cells glow. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with around 52,300 new cases every year. A chance conversation with his GP turned into a shock diagnosis of prostate cancer in November 2018. The combined marker dye and imaging system that this research has developed could fundamentally transform how we treat prostate cancer in the future.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford