Frankie, a German Shepherd, can Detect Thyroid Cancer by Smell

March 7, 2015 3:14 PM

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A German Shepherd named Frankie is able to detect the presence of thyroid cancer in urine samples of patients with an accuracy of 90 percent.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock said Frankie's success in quickly detecting cancer might be used by physicians to detect the presence of thyroid cancer at an early stage and avoid unwarranted surgery, said a story in Health.com.

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