This study gives us a standardized method of diagnosis that is reproducible, low cost and non-invasive. Using dogs to recognize prostate cancer might help reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and better pinpoint patients at high risk for the disease.
The detection dogs provide an alternative solution that yields consistently accurate results. If our detection dogs were a machine, there would be huge demand for them. Dogs can pick up a scent in a dilution of one to a thousand parts. Their superior smelling power is well known.
- Fox News: Dogs can detect prostate cancer in urine
- The Guardian: Dogs trained to detect prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy
- Harvard Medical School's "Prostate Knowledge": Trained dogs can sniff out prostate cancer
- The Telegraph: Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer almost every time
- The Mirror: Amazing cancer-sniffing dogs detect prostate tumours in men 98% of the time