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New technology to detect cancer w/breath test

August 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Israeli scientists said they've used new technology to detect lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer with a simple breath test.The team said a sensor was able to pinpoint variations in healthy and malignant breath as well as identify four different common tumor types.

Scientists said more work is needed to develop the technology, but their findings could lead to the development of a cheap, easy-to-use and portable test to help diagnose cancer earlier.