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Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  News Hawk on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:47 pm

"PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.

An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease, which is particularly deadly because it’s often not caught until an advanced stage.

Using blood and tissue samples donated by patients, the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center has started training three canines to sniff out the signature compound that indicates the presence of ovarian cancer.

If the animals can isolate the chemical marker, scientists at the nearby Monell Chemical Senses Center will work to create an electronic sensor to identify the same odorant.

“Because if the dogs can do it, then the question is, Can our analytical instrumentation do it? We think we can,” Monell organic chemist George Preti said.

More than 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. When it’s caught early, women have a five-year survival rate of 90 percent. But because of its generic symptoms — weight gain, bloating or constipation — the disease is more often caught late..."
http://www.koin.com/2013/08/08/dogs-help-sniff-out-ovarian-cancer-in-pa-study/
 
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  fshnski on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:00 pm

You're bad! But that's the first thing I thought about too!
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  WHL on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:37 am

I won't even respond.
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  News Hawk on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:15 am

WHL wrote:I won't even respond.
"LAB results are in..."
 
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Post  WHL on Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:31 pm

OMG.
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  News Hawk on Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:51 pm

WHL wrote:OMG.
But I've made sure that everyone who sees this cancer article will remember it!
 
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Post  WHL on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:22 pm

I DO think you have succeeded in doing that! Laughing 
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  Donzel on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:21 pm

News Hawk wrote:
WHL wrote:OMG.
But I've made sure that everyone who sees this cancer article will remember it!
 
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  WHL on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:46 am

I love your avatar. Don't ever change it!!!!!Laughing 
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Re: Discovery: Dogs Can Detect Ovarian Cancer...

Post  News Hawk on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:01 am

WHL wrote:I love your avatar.  Don't ever change it!!!!!Laughing 
It IS me, isn't it?

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It actually could be making me even more impatient!
 
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