The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.
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Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about her interest in how the brain assigns meaning to sound.
Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the possibility of long-term cryogenic preservation.
Paul Bates of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the results of an HIV research project.
Seema Bhatnagar of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about habituation to a tough situation as a coping mechanism.
Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for leading Project Gold, a program that teaches teenagers with mental illnesses how to avoid HIV.