Diagnostic Accuracy of Canine Scent Detection of Lung and Breast Cancers in Exhaled Breath
The following research was published in the March 2006 issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies, a peer-reviewed journal.
ABOUT THIS RESEARCH, BRIEFLY
Lung cancer, when symptoms arise, is usually diagnosed at Stage III or IV, when the prognosis is rarely good. Treatment is significantly more effective at early stages (I or II) when the tumor is smaller and has not yet spread. Detecting lung cancer in its early stages is difficult, so therefore developing a feasible and effective early detection method is the subject of a considerable amount of research around the world. In terms of breast cancer, while detection at early stages is comparatively easier, finding methods to detect it even earlier are worthwhile.