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Dogs can detect prostate cancer

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Reuters: Trained dogs have the ability to sniff out prostate cancer in urine with 98% accuracy.

“This study gives us a standardized method of diagnosis that is reproducible, low cost and non-invasive,” said lead author Dr. Gianluigi Taverna, chief of the prostatic diseases unit at the Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan, Italy.

“Using dogs to recognize prostate cancer might help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and better pinpoint patients at high risk for the disease,” he told Reuters Health in an email.

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