Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Urine Test Could Gauge Smokers’ Lung Cancer Risk
SUNDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) — Someday, a simple urine test might spot smokers at highest risk for lung cancer, scientists report. The research is still in its preliminary stages, and it may be years before such a test becomes publicly available. But if it works, the urine-based screen could give added motivation to smokers who can’t find other reasons to quit, said study author Dr. Jian-Min Yuan, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota.