Dr Annette McWilliams

BC Cancer Agency

Dr Annette McWilliams
Dr Annette McWilliams helps sniff out lung cancer with an electronic nose

Dr Annette McWilliams and her colleagues found that an electronic “nose” (e-nose) that detects a profile of chemicals in exhaled breath could differentiate between people with lung cancer from high-risk smokers without lung cancer. This supports the potential for the e-nose device to be used as a screening tool to identify lung cancers at an early stage.

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Reference: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, August 2015