Diagnosing Lung Cancer Earlier

Can comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography breath analysis lead to better lung cancer diagnostics?

By Romain Pesesse, PhD student, Organic and Biological Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Liège, Belgium.

Globally, lung cancer kills more than 1.5 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization. Compared with other high incidence cancers, it is a silent killer because very few symptoms are present in the early stages of the cancer process, which makes validating specific and sensitive screening challenging. Currently, late diagnoses, poor prognoses, and low survival rates are the norm.

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