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Telerobotic System Designed to Treat Bladder Cancer Better
April 2, 2013
An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities has designed a robotic surgery system specifically designed to treat bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat.
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