Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Breath test enables early detection of lung cancer
Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und Lungenforschung, Bad Nauheim
SummaryLung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer globally. One reason for this is that early signs and symptoms are unspecific and most lung tumors are recognized at an advanced stage. The Max Planck scientists have developed a test to detect lung cancer in early stages. It is based on the detection of genes that are active in tumor cells, but not in healthy lung cells.