Scent-Trained Dog Sniffs Out Thyroid Cancer In Human Urine Samples

March 7, 2015 9:49 PM

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A scent-trained dog accurately identified whether patients’ urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2% of the time, as per a recent study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

The study’s senior researcher, Donald Bodenner, MD, PhD, head of endocrine oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock said, “Current analytic strategies for thyroid cancer often yield uncertain results, prompting recurring medical procedures and a large number ...

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