Cancer and other non-communicable diseases diagonosis involves invasive procedures. Analysis of Volatile Organic Metabolites (VOMs) consumed or released by diseased cells is emerging as a new, attractive and non-invasive approach for early diagnostics.
Our goal is isolation, definition and establishment of different Volatile Metabolomic Signatures from breath, urine and saliva to allow the discrimination between cancer patients from healthy individuals.
This webportal has been designed with the following purpose.
The dozens of volatile metabolites identified in both human exhaled breath,saliva,blood and urine, is used to construct a Human Cancer Volatome (HCV) data base.
This can be used to confirm different volatile metabolites as potential cancer biomarkers, to evaluate the risk of cancer development at early stages of the disease, and to monitor the response to cancer treatment.