Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

Body fluid odor test may lead to earlier lung cancer diagnosis

Category: Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

According to a new study, body fluid odors can be used to identify animals with lung cancer tumors, which may help scientists develop a roadmap to identify diagnostic biomarkers in human lung cancer patients.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine were able to train sensor mice to recognize the scent of urine from animals bearing lung cancer tumors and differentiate it from the body fluids of healthy animals.

After analyzing each animal's waste, scientists found that numerous chemical compounds in the urine differed between healthy and tumor-bearing mammals. Researchers discovered that fewer of the compounds were found in animals suffering lung cancer.

Using a classification system based on these chemical biomarkers, scientists were able to accurately identify cancerous tumors in 47 out of 50 subjects involved in the study.

"Using the same chemical approaches as in this [study], we hope to be able to detect odors in urine of smokers that could be used to identify lung cancer at a very early stage," said senior author Steven Albelda.

Lung cancer is currently the world's leading cause of cancer-related death.
ADNFCR-2248-ID-19582493-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top