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New breath technology identifies changes that lead to stomach cancer

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1953 (Published 15 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1953
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Nanoarray analysis, a technology that senses tiny changes in volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath, could be a useful non-invasive screening tool for stomach cancer, research in the journal Gut has concluded.1

No reliable accurate and non-invasive screening test is available for gastric cancer and related pre-cancerous lesions. Most patients with gastric cancer have it diagnosed at an advanced stage, when the chance of survival is relatively poor.

The researchers collected 968 breath samples from 484 patients in …

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