Newly developed intravital microscopy system proves safe for use in humans

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A team of Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers has developed and evaluated the first intravital microscopy system shown to be safe for use in humans. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists report that their proprietary technology enabled them, for the first time ever, to visualize tumor blood vessels in real time.
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Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have developed an intravital microscopy system that enabled them to visualize melanoma tumor blood vessels in real time. A study testing the technique in melanoma patients revealed unexpected findings about the vasculature of human tumors, with potentially significant implications regarding the delivery of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

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