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Could dogs be better than medical devices at detecting cancer?

Dogs in the small Japanese town of Kaneyama are being trained to detect stomach cancer through their scent to try to combat the high rates of stomach cancer in the area, according to media reports. Medical school professor Masao Miyashita receives frozen urine samples from the town at the Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital in Chiba Prefecture, where dogs are trained to sniff out the disease in urine. "In our research so far, cancer detection dogs have been able to find [signs of] cancer with an accuracy of nearly 100%," Miyashita told Japan Today. Read the story.

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