Dogs as Detection
Jennifer Essler, a postdoctoral fellow at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, explains how working dogs can be used to detect ovarian cancer—a disease often diagnosed late—earlier through scent. She’s currently working with other researchers to develop an early detection screening system, a would-be “electronic nose” that could lead to a significantly higher survival rate among those with the disease. This lecture is part of the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives’ series on innovation.
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