Magic scalpel that sniffs out tumours in an instant is set to revolutionise cancer surgery

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  • iKnife could allow surgeons to tackle risky operations
  • Accurately distinguishes between healthy tissue and tumours

A ‘smart’ scalpel that instantly sniffs out cancerous tissue has been created by scientists.

By accurately distinguishing between healthy tissue and tumours, the ‘magic wand’ could revolutionise cancer surgery.

Patients would have to undergo fewer operations, be left with smaller wounds, and have a greater chance of survival.