Olfactory Detection of Prostate Cancer by Dogs Sniffing Urine: A Step Forward in Early Diagnosis

European Urology, 01/18/2011

This study shows that dogs can be trained to detect prostate cancer (PCa) by smelling urine with a significant success rate. It suggests that PCa gives an odor signature to urine. Identification of the Volatiles organic compounds (VOCs) involved could lead to a potentially useful screening tool for PCa.

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