Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men in the UK and every day more than 112 men are diagnosed with the disease.
With 1 in 3 men missed through current level of tests, Medical Detection Dogs, a charity which works with NHS trusts and universities, has been given approval from Milton Keynes University Hospital for more trials working alongside the charities trained detection dogs.
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The charity says, “if dogs can sniff prostate cancer from a urine sample the chances are high that from the results of the dogs’ sniffing research, a test can be developed that is far superior to the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test.”
Its first study showed specially trained dogs can detect prostate cancer in urine in 93% of cases.
Watch Dr Claire Guest discuss the topic on BBC Breakfast here.