Olfactory detection of cancer by trained sniffer dogs: A systematic review of the literature

@article{Pirrone2017OlfactoryDO,
  title={Olfactory detection of cancer by trained sniffer dogs: A systematic review of the literature},
  author={Federica Pirrone and Mariangela Albertini},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={105–117}
}
Abstract Early diagnosis of cancer using effective screening methods is crucial for successful treatment. Recently, much attention has been given to the use of odors emitted in the form of volatile organic compounds as diagnostic biomarkers. Studies on special training of dogs to detect different cancers using various odor samples (breath, urine, cancer tissue) have provided promising results. This systematic review highlights the scientific reports testing canine olfaction to detect cancer… CONTINUE READING

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