Why painting tumors could make brain surgeons better

NPR, September 13, 2013
Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable things a doctor has to tell patients is that their medical problems are iatrogenic. What that means is they were caused by a doctor in the course of the treatment. Sometime these iatrogenic injuries are accidental. But sometimes, because of the limits of medical technology, they can be inevitable. Now, a medical researcher in Seattle thinks he has a way to eliminate some of the inevitable ones. James Olson is a physician at the Seattle Children's Hospital, where he primarily takes care of kids with brain cancer.

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