“We think that they’re present very early in the carcinoma process,” Preti said of the scents. “The main question is: Can we be as sensitive as the dogs in picking these things up?”

Once we know what we’re looking for, and with advancements in technology, I think so. The problem is, though, that different cancers (subtypes) will have different scent/odor profiles…. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes a decade from now!