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There is no cure for cancer, but treatment could be dramatically improved thanks to an invention out of the University of Waterloo.
Parsin Haji Reza and his team at the university are working to revolutionize cancer detection.
“We discovered that we can use our technology to distinguish between the healthy and cancerous tissue,” said Haji Reza, director of the PhotoMedicine Labs at the university.
They're developing a new type of imaging technology that finds cancer using laser light.
“This technology is like an ultrasound without the ultrasound transducer or without touching the patient with the probe,” said Martin Le, project collaborator and physics co-op student.
It’s an advancement that coulddiagnose patients sooner and eliminate the need for secondary surgeries.
“When the patient is under anesthesia, we can know exactly what to cut, how much to cut and where to cut,” said Haji Reza.
This is an excerpt of an article originally published on CTV News website.