BBC: Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests. Scientists gave people with suspected glioma a drink containing 5-ALA, a substance known to accumulate in fast-growing cancer cells. The pink glow the chemical causes was found in people with the most aggressive cancers. (November 4, 2018)

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