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Saliva tests used to detect cancers of the head and neck

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 2, 2008

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore are developing a saliva test that could spot diseases such as mouth and throat cancer in heavy smokers, heavy drinkers and others at high risk. The screening test focuses on finding cells with genetic signatures suggesting the presence of these cancers.