Medical Detection Dogs - Prostate Cancer Trial Success
Thursday, 18th February 2021
Exciting news from Medical Detection Dogs about their prostate cancer project. A spokesman says:-
"The results of our trial with MIT and Johns Hopkins University, supported by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, have now been published and show that our dogs can detect the most aggressive forms of the disease with high specificity and sensitivity, in urine samples."
"Not only that, they can find it in urine from patients who had other diseases of the prostate."
"This research heralds a real breakthrough that could pave the way for an urgently needed, more accurate and non-invasive method of early prostate cancer diagnosis which could support the widely used PSA blood test. Our results are so encouraging because one of the challenges of that test is that other conditions can cause an elevated PSA but that does not necessarily mean you have cancer."
"These results mean we are one paw closer to translating the power of the dog’s nose into an electronic biosensor, or ‘E-nose,’ which would be a complete gamechanger. Once again we are incredibly proud of our dogs so keep an eye out for us shouting about this news from the rooftops in the media and on social media in the coming days."
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