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Breath test detects different cancer types

August 16, 2010

Source: cosmosmagazine.com

LONDON: A breath test that can detect cancer is now able to identify different types of the disease, said scientists in a recent report.

Their preliminary results, printed in the British Journal of Cancer, showed that the researchers’ sensors could distinguish whether a patient had lung, breast, bowel or prostate cancer, irrespective of age, gender or lifestyle.

Previous research, conducted at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, found that they could largely distinguish between the breath of healthy patients and cancer sufferers.

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