Machine 'sniffs out skin cancer'
A common form of skin cancer could be diagnosed by the distinctive chemical "scent" it gives off, say US experts.
Philadelphia's Monell Center sampled the air directly above basal cell carcinomas and found it was different to similar samples from healthy skin.
They told a conference it offered the chance of cheap and painless testing.
Other scientists are trying to spot the "smell" of cancer, with a UK team using dogs to sniff out bladder tumours from urine samples.