Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

a logo in black and white blocky letters that reads "methods"Science Friday reported a new multimedia feature on a team of researchers building a cancer smelling device with the help of dogs. Read and watch the story on Methods, from Science Friday

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Writing in the journal Gut, researchers in Japan say they’ve trained a dog to detect bowel cancer in humans. Monell Chemical Senses Center Director Gary Beauchamp describes how odor and disease may be related, and why he thinks dogs probably won’t be used for diagnosing.

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Gary Beauchamp

Gary Beauchamp is the emeritus director and president of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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