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Is it true that a 'breathalyser' is being developed that will be able to detect cancer?
I read this somewhere recently but can't find it now.
Supposedly the breath of someone with cancer changes and can be detected with this instrument.
asked in Technology, medicine



seacommander answers:

Here is one stream of research that aims to detect tumour molecular markers in breath.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/ViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=GR/M89195/01

Here is another proposal to use markers in breath to detect non-small cell lung cancer:

http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/177/3/337


Other interesting developments include the possibility of using dogs as sniffers of urine samples to detect cancers such as prostate cancer.


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