Science is going to the dogs, when it comes to finding cancer. The Polish Academy of Sciences says it has found that specially trained dogs can sniff out smells that help doctors identify certain types of cancer.
The dogs were able to detect both early and late stage lung and breast cancers by sniffing the breath of cancer patients, and none of the patients smoked. Researchers say the dogs had an accuracy rate of between 88 to 97 percent. The study was led by researchers at the Pine Street Foundation in San Anselmo, CA and The Polish Academy of Sciences. It will be published in the March 2006 issue of the Journal "Integrative Cancer Therapies."