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8/12/2010 07:51 PM EDT
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goafrit
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goafrit   8/16/2010 11:50:14 AM
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The problem is that over the course of the last 20 years, many technologies that were praised have disappointed in this area than succeeded. No one knows, but research must continue.

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/15/2010 5:46:17 AM
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KB3001   8/14/2010 4:14:58 PM
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A lot of questions need to be answered before we can say for sure if it's a breakthrough or not. For instance, what's the sensitivity and specificity of this technique? especially at different stages of cancer development?

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DrQuine   8/13/2010 11:14:43 PM
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Doctors have long used their sense of smell as clues to diagnose certain conditions including diabetes and strep throat (as well as dental problems). If a technology can be developed that has the sensitivity and specificity to reliably diagnose cancers, it would be a wonderful advance since it would be noninvasive and potentially enable population screening at low cost.

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IqbalSingh.Josan   8/13/2010 6:36:26 PM
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This breakthrough is a watershed development in cancer detection systems. Conventional systems use blood samples and are very cumbersome, also not very predictable. The breath analyser that uses breakthrough nano technology to detect cancer cells is truly going to be a revolutionary cancer detection device. It will be great if this technology can be used to develop affordable and easily accessible cancer detection systems for the masses. Visit us at uspurtek.com

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allinamark   8/13/2010 5:30:37 AM
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selinz   8/13/2010 12:43:43 AM
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This sounds as though it could even be in the range of a home glucose test, less than $100. The thing that would be interesting to see is the % of false positives and/or false negatives. Either of these would be a "Calling all lawyers" shout.

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phoenixdave   8/12/2010 11:05:34 PM
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Without a doubt, this would be an incredible diagnostic tool for the medical community, potentially saving many thousands of lives by detecting cancers in their early stages when treatments are most successful. Hopefully it's cost will be kept at a level where even the smallest clinic can afford it.

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