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Dogs as Diagnosticians

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NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams had a piece on training dogs to detect lung cancer by scent. A study in the European Respiratory Journal details how German researchers tested the dogs' abilities — the dogs identified lung cancer with an overall sensitivity of 71 percent and a specificity of 93 percent.

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