Puppies at Penn to Sniff out Ovarian Cancer

May 6, 2013

Three puppies at Penn will be on the front lines of a novel collaboration announced last week between Penn and the Monell Chemical Sciences Center, which is taking taking aim at ovarian cancer – a disease that claims the lives of 14,000 women each year – with a combination of chemistry, nanotechnology, and dogs. In the new program, scientists from Penn Medicine's Division of Gynecologic Oncology will take tissue and blood samples from both healthy and ovarian cancer patients. The samples will be analyzed by chemists, scientists working with nanotechnology – and the puppies at the Working Dog Center.

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