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Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

The smell sense of dogs have proven can identify cancer with the accuracy of 97%

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News24xx.com - Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Orlando shows the sense of smell of dogs can identify cancer in blood samples with an accuracy of about 97 percent.

Dogs have 300 million odor receptors on their noses which means around 10,000 times better at detecting smells than humans. The existence of this fact was later developed by researchers to prove whether dogs capable of detecting cancer.



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A study conducted by BioScentDx, researchers used the 'clicker training' technique to teach four hunting dogs to be able to distinguish healthy blood samples and from patients with malignant lung cancer. Although one dog could not carry out the experiment, the other three managed to correctly identify lung cancer samples from an accuracy of 96.7 percent to 97.5 percent over time.

Heather Junqueira, researcher from this study, said the findings could lead to other cancer screening tools that are important because early detection of cancer often means the chances of survival are getting bigger. "This is very interesting because it paves the way for further research that can lead to new cancer detection devices" she was quoted as saying by Fox News.

 

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