Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men and the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75 in Europe and in the US.
Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland.
Surgery to remove the malignant tissue is performed when possible, either by radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic surgery. As in breast cancer lumpectomy, and other surgical procedures to remove malignant tissue, the issue of clear margins plays a critical role in the success of the procedure. Current practice requires pathological examination of the excised tissue in order to determine whether there are positive margins or not.
The technology in development aims to decrease surgical recurrence and improve patients care