Every year in the U.S.A., 99,000 men and 78,000 women develop lung cancer. Only 14% of them are still alive five years later. But if the lung cancer is localized at the time of diagnosis, and treated promptly, the five-year survival rate is increased more than threefold. Consequently, an early screening test at point of care has the potential to reduce the death rate from lung cancer.
Studies at Menssana Research, Inc. have shown that breath contains biomarkers of lung cancer that accurately identiify sufferers from the disease. The National Institutes of Health has funded development of this breath test, and approval is nearly completed.
This study is listed at clinicaltrials.gov.
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(PDF Document) Detection of Lung Cancer Using Weighted Digital Analysis of Breath Biomarkers.
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(PDF Document) Prediction of lung cancer using volatile biomarkers in breath.
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(PDF Document) Prediction of Lung Cancer Using Volatile Biomarkers in Breath.
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(PDF document) Detection of lung cancer with volatile markers in the breath.
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(PDF document) Volatile organic compounds in breath as markers of lung cancer: a cross-sectional study.
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