Can Dogs Detect Human Prostate Cancer?

Can Dogs Detect Human Prostate Cancer?
A recent study developed by researchers in the Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre in Milan showed that rigorously training two three-year old German Shepherd Explosion Detection Dogs enable the animals to identify volatile ‘prostate cancer–specific organic compounds’ present in urine samples. The study was published in the Journal of Urology under the title “Olfactory System of Highly Trained Dogs Detects Prostate Cancer

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Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science and communication of science through entertainment.

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