Breath test helps identify colorectal cancer

A non-invasive breath test that measures exhaled volatile organic compounds may help in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer and advanced adenomas, according to results of a multicenter study.Kelly E. van Keulen, of the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at Radboud University Medical Center, and colleagues wrote that analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a newer technique in the world of colorectal cancer but is already showing some promise.“Some potential CRC-associated VOCs have already been identified in small pilot studies, but the VOCs identified differed amongRead More

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