It’s Rex, the amazing Cancer Dog!

| #cancer | #Health |

According to this New Scientist article dogs are 99% and 88% accurate at smelling and detecting lung and breast cancer in patients, with a miniscule 1% and 2% false-positive rate, respectively.

This isn’t the first time New Scientist has talked about it, and National Geographic has mentioned as well that dogs can detect more than just cancer.

This is very interesting, and could lead to all sorts of reduced-cost detection of treatable cancers, and possibly to better, less invasive electronic testing as well.

[ Oct 1 2006 ]

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