Video: UofL Today with Dr. Victor van Berkel | Breath Test for Lung Cancer

Published on July 19, 2016

Dr. Victor van Berkel, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with UofL Physicians, shares details on the breath test for lung cancer that he has been researching and testing. As a thoracic surgeon, Dr. van Berkel spends most of his days cutting cancer out of his patients' lungs. This test will help to identify patients who are at high risk for lung cancer, and if detected, go for further testing and hopefully catch the cancer earlier.

The test is much easier and cheaper than getting a lung biopsy, so patients are more likely to complete the test.

To learn more about Dr. van Berkel, visit his online profile by clicking here.

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