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Scent dog identifies thyroid cancer with impressive accuracy

9 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A trained scent dog identified correctly whether urine sample from patients contained traces of thyroid cancer or were benign in 88.2 percent of cases, new research found. Study senior investigator Donald Bodenner, MD, PhD said "Current diagnostic procedures for thyroid cancer often yield uncertain results, leading to recurrent medical procedures…