• Short Summary

    A simple new breathalyser test for cancer is being used in the United States with a reported accuracy rating of up to 84 per cent.

  • Description

    A simple new breathalyser test for cancer is being used in the United States with a reported accuracy rating of up to 84 per cent.

    The test is based on the finding by Dr. Giovanni Costa, in laboratory experiments in Richmond, Virginia, that people with cancer have an abnormal amount of carbon dioxide in their breath. To determine this, patients take a mildly radioactive capsule, wait 20 hours, and then breathe into a simple device. The trace element then is collected and analysed.

    So far, Dr. Costa has used the test on 118 patients, and his reported accuracy rating of about 84 per cent is far above that for other known test for all forms of cancer.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7W1N33JM2U1RUVVBQKWE6K5WT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7W1N33JM2U1RUVVBQKWE6K5WT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment