Dogs may be latest tool to fight cancer

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Man’s best friend may be the latest tool when it comes to the fight against cancer.

Researchers were able to train four beagles on how to distinguish between normal blood samples from malignant lung cancer samples. Three of the dogs were able to identify the lung cancer samples correctly over 96 percent of the time.

When it came to the normal samples the canines had an accuracy rate of over 97 percent. Researchers say one pup named “Snuggles” simply was not motivated to perform.

The company behind the study plans to conduct another study in the fall focusing on breast cancer.

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