A device containing a sensor that responds to chemicals in gas emitted from urine can indicate in approximately 30 minutes whether cancer cells are present in the bladder

Once a urine sample is inserted into the device, called ODOREADER, a profile of the urine’s chemical makeup is produced, showing whether the person has bladder cancer. 

According to Chris S. Probert, MD, and fellow researchers in PLOS ONE, the device correctly identified 24 of 24 transitional (urothelial) cell carcinoma cases (100%) and 70 of 74 control cases (94.6%).

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