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Latest Canine cancer detection Stories

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2011-08-18 12:10:00

New research claims that dogs are able to reliably detect early lung cancer by sniffing samples of patients' breath. The researchers found that trained animals correctly identified 71 percent of people who had the disease and correctly dismissed 93 percent of those who were healthy. According to the study, the dogs were able to distinguish between people who had tumors and those who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is a separate condition also linked to smoking. Scientists...