New breath test detects stomach cancer

April 14, 2015 12:00 PM

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New breath test detects stomach cancer

The study, published Monday in the BMJ journal Gut, suggests that the technology, called nanoarray analysis, is not only a test to diagnose stomach cancer, but also to monitor those who are at a high risk of developing the disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate of all people with stomach cancer is about 28 percent. This statistic reflects the fact that most people with stomach cancer are diagnosed after the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. If it is found before it ha...

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