New Study Says Beagles Can Detect Lung Cancer With 97% Accuracy
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has just released a new report saying beagles are capable of identifying lung cancer in humans with almost perfect accuracy.
The study shows that three beagles included in the research were "97% accurate in distinguishing blood serum samples of patients with malignant lung cancer" according to brproud.com.
Are beagles some sort of doctor superheroes or something? Well, kind of...
A Dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans. However, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine says beagles have "225 million olfactory receptors compared to humans’ 5 million receptors".
The research says beagles also seem to be able to detect lung cancer in human breath as accurately as with the blood serum samples.
From brproud.com -
"LECOM and BioScentDX are nearing completion on a second study that examines the dogs’ efficacy in detecting breast, lung and colorectal cancer in breath condensate samples collected from patients’ facemasks."