Specifically, three of the four whiskers correctly identified 96.7% of blood samples with 96.7% of normal lung cancer and 97.5% of normal samples. For some reason, four dogs were not motivated, – the researchers said.
All four dogs were
Dogs can do this because the receptors of the smell in their noses are up to 10,000 times more accurate.
The study was conducted by Heather Dunkeyra, a researcher in the Florida Laboratory of BioScentDx
A study was not available. Published in a scientifically peer-reviewed journal On Jun, Junqueira presented its findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Orlando.
The results may lead to new, non-invasive approaches to screening for cancer, the firm says. There is no cancer treatment, the early detection gives the best hope for survival, "said Junkeyra.
She said that the study helps pave the way for further research on how dog nose can be used as a cancer screening method.
"A high-sensitivity test for cancer detection can potentially save thousands of lives and change the way of treating the disease," she said.