Breath test to detect cancer?

Posted at 2:02 PM, Apr 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-14 14:02:59-04

A test that analyzes a person's breath may one day help identify people at risk of developing stomach cancer.

Previous research has shown the test can detect stomach cancer after it has developed, but now there's hope it can also detect the disease before it has formed.

Researchers in Utah have identified two proteins associated with triple negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease.

Doctors are now looking for ways to neutralize those proteins to stop breast cancer cells from growing.