UK scientists test breathalyser for detecting early cancers

Major study at Addenbrooke’s hospital could lead to cancer detectors in GPs’ surgeries

A breathalyser test that could revolutionise cancer diagnosis is being tested in the UK. The Breath Biopsy device is designed to detect cancer hallmarks in molecules exhaled by patients.

Scientists hope it will lead to a simpler, cheaper method of spotting cancers early. The breathalyser has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions of pounds in healthcare costs, its developers have claimed.

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