New technique offers closer study of tumours

(From far right) NUH consultant Glenn Bonney, who came up with the new technique, with some of his research team members from NUS - PhD student Claire Chew; application scientist Gaelin Looi; and iHealthTech laboratory manager Joseph Ho.
(From far right) NUH consultant Glenn Bonney, who came up with the new technique, with some of his research team members from NUS - PhD student Claire Chew; application scientist Gaelin Looi; and iHealthTech laboratory manager Joseph Ho.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

It may allow doctors to be more precise when removing cancer tissue during surgery

Researchers here have developed a new technique to examine tumours more closely that may lead to more precise surgical operations.

It has been generally understood that cutting away cancerous tissue along with a margin of healthy tissue will reduce the chances of the cancer returning, but Dr Glenn Bonney, 41, noticed something odd in 2016 after operating on the tumours of two patients.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'New technique offers closer study of tumours'. Print Edition | Subscribe