It’s been another fantastic year at the Pine Street Foundation…we’ve published peer-reviewed research, presented papers at conferences, received lots of media coverage in the national press, hosted community events, and made huge strides with all our other ongoing research projects.
In collaboration with the Commonweal Retreat Center of Bolinas, Calif., we participated in a workshop and public presentation on the ways in which clinical advocates can help people with cancer. Included in our presentation was a discussion of the past, present, and future of clinical advocacy, our approach to Chinese Medicine-based integrative care, and how [...]
Scent lineups are a powerful tool in the investigation of crimes. With proper procedures, both forensic and judicial, scent lineups can be valuable evidence for a jury to consider. This is the first every systematic review critically evaluating all the known scientific evidence for the use of canine scent detection in law enforcement
A new study seeks to compare vitamin D blood test results of two different labs.
In our last issue of Avenues for 2009, we turn our focus to H1N1, commonly referred to as “Swine Flu.”
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 [...]
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’s work on canine scent detection was featured in the June 2009 of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Using antioxidants during chemotherapy is an important and controversial question among health care providers, patients, and their support teams. In previous issues of Avenues, we have researched this subject thoroughly for prostate, breast, lung, colon, and ovarian cancers. In this article, we turn our focus to lymphoma, conducting a systematic search for published research that would support or discourage the use of antioxidants in combination with chemotherapy.
The Pine Street Foundation’s research on the early detection of cancer was featured on KQED’s “Quest” program on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008.