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People with lung cancer can now be detected by a machine that acts like an 'electronic nose'. By breathing into the machine, their exhaled air can be analysed for characteristic components associated with bronchogenic carcinoma (a type of lung cancer). This form of screening could allow for earlier implementation of management, thereby reducing poor outcomes, but is not yet ready for the market.
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About: Smelling machine to detect lung cancer
Date: 2 June 2005
Source: Medical News Today
Author: Cathy Carlomagno
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