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Dogs sniff out prostate cancer

San Franciso - June 3, 2010

It appears that man's best friend can sniff out cancer.

In a new study dogs were trained to smell the difference in fluid samples from men with prostate cancer and men without. The dogs correctly identified prostate cancer 63 out of 66 times. Reseachers believe the animals are able to sniff out a certain molecule - the problem is they don't know which one. Finding out may one day lead to new test for prostate cancer.



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