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Abstract

CancerDogs is a cancer screening service that uses specially trained dogs to detect the odor of all types of cancer present in a person’s exhaled breath. We developed an inexpensive and non-invasive breath sample kit that collects breath odor with a simple surgical mask that is worn for 10 minutes. Back at our facility, the breath samples are processed, placed into trays and loaded into our custom designed sniffing station where 4 dogs will systematically search, sniffing each sample multiple times.

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Katie Osborn

Location Gatineau, Quebec
URL http://www.cancerdogs.ca/
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  • (2018), "CancerDogs," http://habricentral.org/resources/61663.

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Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Cancer Detection
  3. Dogs
  4. Early Detection
  5. Hospitals
  6. Mammals
  7. Service animals