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Healthy Living: Lighting Up Cancer

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Removing a tumor from the brain is one of the most challenging operations a surgeon can perform.  

Typically they rely on MRI images to guide them to the right spot.  

Today in Healthy Living -- we show you a new way to light up cancer.  

In the preclinical trials, the tumor paint also light up prostate, colon, and breast cancers.  

Doctors say it may also be used to detect various forms of skin cancer.  

Human trials are expected to begin in early 2014.