Work toward the development of an ‘‘electronic nose’’ for cancer detection has been underway for several decades; how-
ever, dogs still appear to be ahead in the race and seem to have sniffed their way to the front of the line.
We have been awarded a $100,000 two-year research grant from the prestigious Robmar Foundationto provide mentorship for other researchers and dog trainers working to train dogs in scent detection.
For our study on the early detection of ovarian cancer, we are seeking women with newly diagnosed or recurrent biopsy-confirmed ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area to breathe through a special tube prior to beginning treatment. We also need women with endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome as well as healthy women to give breath samples.
Is there meaningful information contained within a person’s breath? Could this information lead to early detection of ovarian cancer? The Pine Street Foundation is seeking to answer these questions with novel, ground-breaking research.
On Friday, December 4th, the Pine Street Foundation was featured on the “Montel Williams Across America” radio show. Click here to listen to the interview
The latest on this research project, including an update on recruitment, dog training, our laboratory work, and how you can become involved in this important work.
Cancer-sniffing Dogs Could Save Lives Published in “People Magazine” August 17, 2009 At first glance, cancer researcher Michael McCulloch’s lab at the Pine Street Foundation in San Rafael, Calif., looks predictably humdrum — a computer, a few beakers and some vials. And yet, if you look a little closer, there’s something downright peculiar about the [...]
The Pine Street Foundation and the Women’s Cancer AWareness Group sponsor a presentation on our canine scent detection research on August 6th.
On Tuesday, June 30th, the Pine Street Foundation and the Marin Humane Society hosted a talk.
We are seeking two volunteers to help with one of our cancer research project in downtown San Anselmo, California.
Is there meaningful information contained within a person’s breath? Could this information lead to early detection of ovarian cancer? In partnership with Touradj Solouki, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Maine, the Pine Street Foundation seeks to answer these questions by using two of the most sensitive and sophisticated scent detection devices on the planet: a type of mass spectrometer and a dog’s nose.
The Pine Street Foundation hosted a presentation on our current canine scent detection study on Wednesday June 10th, 2009 at 6pm at the LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, in San Francisco.
Researchers answer people’s frequently asked questions about our canine scent detection research projects.
In an international collaboration, the Pine Street Foundation conceived of and obtained grant support for a rigorously designed diagnostic study aimed at accurate early detection of lung and breast cancers.
The Pine Street Foundation’s work on canine scent detection was featured in the June 2009 of O, The Oprah Magazine.
The Pine Street Foundation’s research on the early detection of cancer was featured on KQED’s “Quest” program on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008.
Dogs Excel on Smell Test to Find Cancer By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Article originally published in the New York Times on January 17, 2006. Click here for the original article. In the small world of people who train dogs to sniff cancer, a little-known Northern California clinic has made a big claim: that it [...]