Breath test could detect stomach cancer
A new breath test used to check for stomach cancer at an early stage has proved 90 per cent accurate, according to researchers from Israel and China. At the moment, endoscopy is the only way of checking for gastric cancer and in most cases the condition is discovered too late to carry out surgery.
The researchers, working at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, came up with a test that used sensors made of nanomaterials to analyse compounds in a person's breath that tell them if the patient has gastric cancer or an ulcer or other less serious conditions...
8 March 2013
Source: Health Service Journal 22 December 2014
Source: The Guardian 19 December 2014