Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Breathalyzer test detects lung cancer: Study

Barry Artiste Op.Ed

Israel seems to be first out the gate with yet another medical marvel, that if is a dead on winner may mean a Nobel Prize for it's researchers.

Certainly nice to hear good news for a change coming out of Israel, when media are constantly slamming the country and its peoples over every little thing.

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PARIS - Scientists in Israel have devised a portable breath tester that detects lung cancer with 86 percent accuracy, according to a study released Sunday.

The device could provide an early warning system that flags the disease before tumours become visible in X-rays, the researchers reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

"Our results show great promise for fast, easy and cost-effective diagnosis and screening of lung cancer," they said.

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