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“Building a Cancer Breathalyzer” Esophageal Cancer Research Funded by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation

From Virginia Mason Foundation:

What if a “cancer breathalyzer” could detect esophageal cancer so early that many patients could be cured without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation? Virginia Mason surgeon Donald Low, MD, FACS, intends to find out, by developing a breath test that could transform diagnosis for the deadly disease. 

“Esophageal cancers don’t typically show symptoms until they’re very advanced, which is why only 20 to 30 percent of patients live for five years after diagnosis,” Dr. Low says. “If a breath test could detect esophageal cancer before it spreads, we could cure many patients with an endoscopic procedure.”

The Salgi Foundation

The research is fueled by the Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, which pools donations from individuals to fight esophageal cancer.

To read more, click here or visit: http://www.virginiamasonfoundation.org

 

 

 

From our blog:

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation Issues Esophageal Cancer Research Funding For the Second Time: SALGI.org/blog

 

 

 

 

 

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