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Cambridge Researchers Develop VR Tool for Cancer Treatment

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It's "so much easier" to notice anomalies wearing a VR headset.

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Video game designers and cancer researchers have teamed up at the University of Cambridge's IMAXT Laboratory to turn spreadsheet data into highly detailed virtual reality (VR) imagery of cancer cells.

With a VR headset, users can essentially step inside patients’ tumors, making it easier to assess the severity and origin of the cancer cells and glean better insight into how tumors can be treated.

"It's so much easier to notice differences, to notice features, to notice peculiarities when you're actually in a thing than when you're looking at a spreadsheet or a photograph," says video game designer Owen Harris of IMAXT Laboratory.

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