Clinical Epidemiology and Ageing

A New Transcutaneous Method for Breast Cancer Detection with Dogs.

Thuleau A, Gilbert C, Bauër P, Alran S, Fourchotte V, Guillot E, Vincent-Salomon A, Kerihuel J-C, Dugay J, Semetey V, Kriegel I, Fromantin I Oncology. 2019;96(2):110-113.

<p>We developed a new transcutaneous method for breast cancer detection with dogs: 2 dogs were trained to sniff skin secretion samples on compresses that had been worn overnight by women on their breast, and to recognize a breast cancer sample among 4 samples. During the test, the dogs recognized 90.3% of skin secretion breast cancer samples. This proof-of-concept study opens new avenues for the development of a reliable cancer diagnostic tool integrating olfactory abilities of dogs.</p>

MeSH terms: Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Animals; Breast Neoplasms; Dogs; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Skin; Smell; Volatile Organic Compounds
DOI: 10.1159/000492895