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Sniffing Out Cancer: Pina De Rosa & Adriana LaCorte at TEDxWilmington

By Pina De Rosa, Adriana LaCorte

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Pina De Rosa and Adriana LaCorte describe, with great passion and intensity, their ongoing project -- making a documentary about the ability of dogs to identify, through scent, cancer BEFORE even the most modern technology. Their talk describes the beginning of the process, and features clips from the film, which is astounding and exciting to say the least. After watching, you may find yourself looking up this film and how to make it come to fruition.

As a Mindset Effectiveness Expert, TEDxSpeaker, Award Winning Producer, International & High Performance Results Coach and Author of the book “Fit From The Inside Out”, Pina De Rosa has been designing and delivering engaging keynotes for 14+ years. Born in Italy, raised in Switzerland, she speaks 5 languages and holds 4 passports. She is the president of Her first TED talk is about to surpass 200,000 views. Her message on date-rape awareness and sexual assault prevention is not only an inspirational dialogue, it is life saving!
Her passion project is , the yearly Benefit that raises funds and awareness for the amazing discovery that dogs can detect cancer EARLIER and with greater accuracy than ANY current testing. She is also honored to serve on Board.

Adriana LaCorte has been working in the entertainment industry since 2005; she has work experience in many facets -- from starting out her career coordinating on E!’s “The Simple Life” to associate producing early episodes of “The Kardashian’s”. She ventured into the film world working under Jack Rapke at Image Movers, before returning to school at USC to take her love of photography a step further into cinematography. She started Bellamica Pictures because she wanted to take her passion as a filmmaker and educate the masses on important subjects for the betterment of humankind. With her current project “Sniffing Out Cancer” she hopes to make canines detecting cancer common knowledge and springboard an actual screening process available to the public.


Katie Carroll

Date 2016
Size/Length 15:53
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Cancer
  4. Canine scent detection
  5. Detection
  6. Diseases
  7. Dogs
  8. Health
  9. Mammals