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Researchers in Kyushu Discover Diagnosis Method for Oral Cancer

A research group of the University of Kitakyushu and Kyushu Dental University has found an innovative way to diagnose oral cancer. According to professor Seung-Woo Lee and Toshihiro Ansai, twelve kinds of volatile substances in saliva can decide if a person has oral cancer or not. The group has been studying this matter for six years, and this is said to be the first such discovery in the world. The group is currently working on developing a special device to apply this study to clinical practice. In Japan, 7,600 people have died from oral cancer in 2016. Source: Yahoo! Japan, 12/10/2018

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Published: Dec 17, 2018 / Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018

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