2.08.2011

Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

Everyone knows that dogs have a great sniffer - so great, they've been working in police departments and airports to catch everything from contraband, to drugs, to missing persons and cadavers. Dogs are used in many fire departments to track accelerants in cases of suspected arson. Now, dogs are moving into a new field of work to aid humans- the field of medicine.

There was a great Science Friday episode recently in which the topic was on dogs that can smell colo-rectal cancer with 98% accuracy. Click here for the transcript and the podcast version of this story


Paging Dr. Fido, paging Dr. Fido....