2009-08-22 Researchers Identify Odor of Skin Cancer

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American scientists identified an odor that emanates from skin cancer, a development that may advance the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday.

Scientists are hoping that one day doctors can wave a scanner over the skin and the “profile” of chemical odors would detect the cancerous cells, researchers told the annual conference of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dogs are able to detect tumors, according to recent studies, because they smell differently than normal skin. (Read entire article)

2008-08-20 Scientists identify chemical odor of skin cancer: study

 

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US chemists have identified the odor that emanates from skin cancer, a development that researchers hope will advance diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease, said a study out Wednesday.

The creation of a "profile" of the chemical odors linked to skin cancer, may lead to a day when diagnoses can be made by waving a scanner over the skin, researchers told the annual conference of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Doctors have already know that skin cancer carries a particular odor, and recent studies have shown that dogs are able to detect tumors because they smell differently than normal skin.(Read entire article)