France robot technology gives oncologists a helping hand

New robot technology is giving more precision to cancer operations
New robot technology is giving more precision to cancer operations

World-leading robot technology developed in France is helping physicians here to treat and operate on liver cancer patients.

There are currently only two robots that can perform these operations, both developed by Quantum Surgical, a privately funded medical device company from Montpellier. The robot helps physicians in a treatment known as “elimination by microwaves”. A small needle is inserted directly into a cancerous tumour in a patient’s liver and microwaves are passed along the needle. Until now, the needle has had to be guided by the hand of a specialist doctor but now ...

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