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Study: Dogs May Be Able To Sniff Out Prostate Cancer

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Italy- Dogs may be able to be trained to sniff out evidence of prostate cancer in human urine with near-perfect accuracy, according to a new study.

Italian researchers trained and tested two dogs using urine samples taken from nearly 700 people.

320 people were prostate cancer patients and the rest were healthy.

The dogs combined accuracy rate was 98%.

Study authors say the results show canines could prove a valuable asset in diagnosing prostate cancer.

Dogs are already being trained to detect other forms of cancer and disease.

Further research will be needed on a larger scale to confirm these results before anything is put into practice.

The findings are scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Arological Association in Orlando, Florida.

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