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Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

by Pat Coate | April 04, 2006
"We realized that if one could put these molecules in a screening platform, they might develop a non-invasive, quick and inexpensive over-the-counter breast cancer screening test."
- Joerg Lahann, UM assistant professor of chemical engineering

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - One of the biggest problems in fighting breast cancer is the lack of inexpensive, early detection diagnostic tools.

Researchers at the University of Michigan hope to change that by developing a device to test breath for the presence of metabolites associated with breast cancer.

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