Ovarian cancer sniffed out by dogs

Researchers are looking to create a breakthrough method of detecting ovarian cancer - by using dogs

Ovarian cancer, Dogs, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Penn's School of Arts and Science, Penn's Gynecologic Oncology division, Monell Chemical Senses Center, FlipOver



Ovarian cancer accounts for around 3% of all cancers in women, and mainly develops in older women aged over 63.

Trained detection dogs, alongside specific electronic devices, are able to detect minute quantities of Volatile organic compounds (VOC).


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