Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Breath Test for Stomach Cancer

 An Israeli and Chinese team has developed new test to detect stomach cancer by analyzing patient's breath.  This test, which is still in its early stages, could make the diagnosis of gastric cancer much easier.  The ease of diagnosis is critical because as of now,  80% of people treated for stomach cancer receive their diagnosis too late for surgery.  The simplicity of this device also makes it ideal for use in developing countries where doctors and endoscopic devices are scarce.
We should probably rethink the way we judge things now that even breathalyzers can be used to further the good of humankind.  To quote Bill Watterson "there's treasure everywhere."
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