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Israelis Training Dogs to Detect Cancer

Stunning development could revolutionize early cancer detection and boost treatment

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They say that the dog is man’s best friend. To find out just how much these four-legged companions can really do, I met with Sefi Sahar, a dog trainer and co-owner of Magen Multi-Field Security (MFS), a company that specializes in using the animals’ unique senses and abilities to provide practical solutions to a wide range of problems. The company has around 30 dogs available throughout the country, including a variety of breeds, most notably the German Shepherd. The tasks given to the canines are extremely diverse, and include guarding agricultural fields, protecting local communities, searching for missing persons, monitoring…

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