Fluorescent real-time imaging could transform sarcoma treatment

By Annie Hayashi*

“Glowing proteins” allow investigators to visualize dynamics of cancer cells

“Real-time in vivo imaging of sarcoma cells has enabled us to visualize cell mobility, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis,” said Katsuhiro Hayashi, MD. “If this technology were applied to orthopaedic surgery, it would enable surgeons to visualize nerve or vessels with fluorescent protein and avoid injuring or damaging them.”

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