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Dogs sniff out prostate cancer

Written by: QMI Agency
 

May. 19, 2014

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Italian researchers say dogs have a nose for detecting prostate cancer.

Researchers at Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan, Italy, took urine samples from 320 men with prostate cancer 357 men without the disease, NBC NEWS reports.

Two dogs were used in the test and one was able to detect every case of prostate cancer. The pair of dogs together had a 98% accuracy rate, NBC NEWS reported.

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The results were reported Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.

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