Early Detection Research Network

Lung

In patients with an abnormal chest radiograph, a combination of 22 VOCs in breath samples distinguished between patients with and without lung cancer. Prospective studies are needed to confirm the usefulness of breath VOCs for detecting lung cancer in the general population.
http://edrn.jpl.nasa.gov/bmdb/biomarkers/organs/499/417
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For stage 1 lung cancer, the 22 VOCs had 100% sensitivity and 81.3% specificity. Cross-validation of the combination correctly predicted the diagnosis in 71.7% patients with lung cancer and 66.7% of those without lung cancer.
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