Dogs Can Detect Lung Cancer With 97% Accuracy

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Published on June 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:26s

Dogs Can Detect Lung Cancer With 97% Accuracy

Dogs Can Detect Lung Cancer With 97% Accuracy In a new study, researchers used three beagles to sniff out different blood samples.

The report can be found in 'The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.'

The dogs were first trained for two months to give signs if they detected cancer from sniffing blood serum samples.

The samples originally came from people with lung cancer and healthy subjects.

After training, tests were held at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During the process, beagles walked away if they didn't detect cancer or sat if they did in the patients.

Following the study's end, researchers say the dogs guessed correctly 97% of the time.

Researchers add that this study could lead to an effective and inexpensive way to screen for cancer.

Dr. Quinn, study lead author Dr. Quinn, study lead author

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