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New technology makes breast cancer surgery more precise at UC Irvine
Date:5/31/2013

nitial lumpectomies and, if indicated, shaved additional tissue on the spot. This was found to reduce by 56 percent the need for repeat surgeries.

"It will save you a lot of anxiety," said Jane Madigan, a Costa Mesa resident who underwent the procedure with Police as part of the MarginProbe trial. "You will come out of that surgery knowing you are cancer-free."

The system comprises a sterile handheld probe and a portable console. When the probe tip touches an excised lumpectomy specimen, radio-frequency signals are transmitted into the tissue and reflected back to the console, where they are analyzed using a specialized algorithm to determine tissue status.


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Contact: John Murray
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714-456-7759
University of California - Irvine
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