Changes in Body Fluid Odors Indicate Presence of Lung Cancer Tumors

News — By on February 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

New animal research from scientists at the Monell Center and collaborators demonstrates that body fluid odors can be used to identify animals with lung cancer tumors.

“Cancer tumors result in a change in body-related odors that can be detected both by trained animal sensors and by sophisticated chemical techniques,” said Monell biologist Gary K. Beauchamp, Ph.D., a senior author on the study. “These findings indicate that odor sensing has the potential to improve early diagnostic and prognostic approaches to lung cancer treatment.”

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually. – ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2010) Please read the complete article and share your opinions with the community.

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