Cancer: the Scent

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If people with untreated diabetes can have fruity-smelling breath, then what might the breath of a cancer patient smell like? Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are developing a way to detect the various biomarkers of cancer in human breath using changing colors on a reactive chemical indicator array, reports The Globe and Mail's Rick Pilger.

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