New Study Hopes to Pave the Way for an Electronic Nose to Sniff out Malignant Mesothelioma.
The study shows that they are able to diagnose malignant mesothelioma by sniffing it out through an electric nose. Researchers analysed volatile organic compounds which are exhaled in a patient’s breath to identify cases of asbestos in the lung.
To carry out the research the team took samples of the compounds from patients with malignant mesothelioma, those with benign asbestos-related diseases and a control group. Using the E-Nose researchers distinguished the control patients on an accuracy level of over 95%. In over 85% of cases those patients that suffered from malignant pleural mesothelioma and benign asbestos related conditions were correctly identified.
In practice there is currently no way to screen for malignant mesothelioma, instead typically it is only when the patient goes to the doctors with problems such as wheezing, shortness of breath and persistent coughing that the diagnosis of mesothelioma is confirmed. This, however, is often too late and the cancer is usually too far spread and by then the mesothelioma is likely to be the cause of death.
Similar studies have already been carried out and the researchers are hopeful that the results could translate into a very effective screening tool for patients. The earlier that mesothelioma is detected the easier it is to identify suitable treatment to slow the spread of the disease.
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