“A study of 15 women found that sweat
on patients’ fingers contains proteins that allow scientists to detect breast
cancer with 98 per cent accuracy.
The radical technique, which can also gauge
the severity of the disease, simply requires a patient to smear their
fingertips onto a sample plate.
Professor Francese and her team from
Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield believe that
eventually – if the results are confirmed in larger trials – the process could
The study was published in the journal