From the article at haaretz.com:
Nazareth native Dr. Hossam Haick is one of the world’s leading scientists; he explains how he came up with his idea of detecting cancer via breath tests.
In March 2010, the French government made Haick a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Academiques ), which Napoleon Bonaparte established in 1808 to honor social and scientific pioneers, and which is among the world’s oldest civilian accolades.
Haick spends most of his time working on an “electronic nose” to detect several types of cancer in their early stages. His goal is to detect cancer at an early enough stage to give the human body a better chance of beating the disease. This could be one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs for Israel and the world.