NANOTECHNOLOGY AIDING CANCER RESEARCH
The field of cancer diagnosis and treatment can use all the help that a technology like digitalization can give. The specialty of cancer treatment and diagnosis is deeply discussed in the “Oncology” section, but we will discuss, generally what is going on in the field and cancer and digitalizaiton, and where the advances might be, and what has occured.
The field of nanotechnology, or study of very small particles, is one reason why advances in both cancer diagnosis and treatment will occur. The power of computers is aiding microscopy in all fields, so that more accurate diagnosis of aberrant cancer cells is occurring. There is also improving in imaging techniques due to digitalization, which allows for more accurate delineation of a tumor margin, so that more accurate excision can be performed by the surgeon.