Canine Scent Detection of Volatile Elements, Characteristic of Malignant Cells, in Cell Cultures. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract In recent years several reports have been published describing dogs' ability to detect, by scent, patients with cancer. This ability is based on the sniffing of volatile organic elements that are secreted by malignant cells or react to them. To evaluate the ability of trained dogs to detect breast cancer cell cultures (MCF7) compared to the control pseudo- normal keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT), and to detect melanoma (BG) and type 2 epithelial lung carcinoma (A549) malignant cell cultures to which they were not previously exposed …

publication date

  • September 1, 2015