By targeting and illuminating cancerous tissue during a procedure, On Target’s technology has the potential to give skilled surgeons the added benefit of intraoperative sight. This added visibility may increase the likelihood of a more complete surgical resection. Complete resections are associated with reduced re-operations or adjuvant treatments1, and for patients translate into increased survival.
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2 Osarogiagbon RU, Lin CC, Smeltzer MP, Jemal A. Prevalence, Prognostic Implications and Survival Modulators of Incompletely Resected Non-small-cell Lung Cancer in the US National Cancer Data Base. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2016;11: e5-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2015.08.002.
3 Roche KL, Gardner GJ. State of the Science: Evolving Role of Surgery for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2019;155(1): pp 3-7.