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Lasers used in cancer treatment can burn away tumors, and also gather precise information and unleash targeted treatments.

Reuben Hill, 22 years old, a doctoral student in physics and a judo aficionado, had a tumor the size of a golf ball in his brain. The mass was next to the brain region that governed Hill’s ability to speak and sing—he was in a choir, too. In the operating room at London’s Charing Cross Hospital, neurosurgeon Babar Vaqas realized the challenge he faced ...

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