Israelis develop breath test for lung cancer

Thursday, September 03, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Israelis scientists at the Technion in Haifa have developed a method of detecting lung cancer using a simple breath test. The cancer detection "breathalyzer" was unveiled this week in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.

The device tests the breath of patients for certain chemicals that only exist in the lungs of someone suffering from cancer. During initial tests, the device has an 86 percent accuracy rate.

In addition to being far less invasive than traditional lung cancer tests, the breath test is able to detect lung cancer far earlier than X-rays and CT scans, and could therefore save a lot more lives by getting lung cancer patients treatment while it could still make a difference.

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