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Topic of the Month February 2014

Cancer - looking for the tumor

Cancer is a sneaky disease. It can remain unnoticed for a long time. Some tumors can hardly be treated surgically. Also, surgery may deal great damage to the body, if extensive amounts of tissue have to be removed. But even then surgeons cannot be sure that the tumor has been taken out completely, since its boundaries are not always clear. This is why MEDICA.de takes a look at three projects from research and development that share a common goal: to reliably find tumors and to create solid treatment options.