Beagles Diagnosing Cancer ‘Could Work with Mesothelioma’

Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed’s stunning accuracy with lung cancer. Dr. Thomas Quinn, clinical professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, believes the dogs could be equally effective with pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “Absolutely, this could work with mesothelioma. There is no reason why it wouldn’t,” Quinn told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “That is another cancer with strong potential for this to work well.” The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association published the study in its July 2019 edition, documenting the almost flawless ability of three beagles to identify cancerous blood serum in the midst of numerous control samples. They identified the lung cancer samples with 97.5% specificity and 96.7% sensitivity. Olfactory Ability Is Key The beagle breed was used for the study because of its unusually acute olfactory ability. According to the study, a typical dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than that of humans, and beagles are at the top of the canine olfactory list. The study was conducted at the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Bradenton, Florida, campus in collaboration with BIOScentDX, a canine training and research firm in nearby Myakka City. Three beagles were trained over an eight-week period to positively identify cancerou...
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