Dogs can feel the smell of lung cancer with a 97 percent accuracy, according to new studies.
The study, presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Orlando, considered how four bulging, all two years old, identified human blood samples ̵
The experiment, conducted by researchers at the Florida Biotechnology Laboratory, BioScentDx, taught bevels to differentiate blood specimens from patients for cancer of the lungs and normal blood samples.
Beagles have been able to detect differences because dogs have smell receptors that are 10,
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Heather Junkeyra, who led the study, said that her results could lead to others Cancer screening tools that are important because early detection of cancer often means higher chances of survival.
"This work is very interesting because it opens the way for further research on two pathways that can lead to new ways of detecting cancer," said Junkeyra.
"One uses the definition of a dog's aroma as a cancer screening method, and the other is to identify the biological compounds that dogs detect and then design screening tests for cancer based on these compounds," she added.