Dogs to sniff out cancer in blood


A man’s best friend can sniff out blood samples from people with cancer with almost 97 percent accuracy by using its highly evolved sense of smell, this can lead to new low-cost and screening approaches for the disease. Dogs receptors have 10,000 more accurate than humans,  making them highly sensitive to odors we can not perceive.

Although there is no direct cure for Cancer, early detection offers the best hope. An early test for detecting cancer could save thousands of lives and change the way the disease is treated.

The results will be presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting in Florida. The team plans to use canine scent detection to develop a non-invasive way of screening for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.



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