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Breath test to detect cancer

20th April 2011

A preliminary study has shown that a breath test that can ‘sniff out’ cancer may be a step closer to reality.

Findings published in the British Journal of Cancer found an "electronic nose" was able to identify chemical signals of cancer in the breath of patients with lung or head and neck cancer. However, Cancer Research UK warned that it could take years of further study and on more patients following the Israeli research, which focussed on a group of 80 volunteers.

 

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Article Information

Title: Breath test to detect cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 18281
Date Added: 20th Apr 2011

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