Sabah Mikha – Dogs Used To Detect Ovarian Cancer In Early Stages (2)

What a group of researchers have found that a dog’s sense of smell alongside DNA analysis as means of detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages. The dogs were trained within a laboratory setting to smell for cancer, receiving a reward upon successful detection. Material known as volatile organic compounds (VOC), or odorants are changed in the early stages of ovarian cancer. Trained dogs working in tandem with electronic detection devices have been able to pick upon these odorants in very small quantities.