Michael McCulloch at Pine Street Foundation
This study, a collaboration between the University of Maine and the Pine Street Foundation in San Anselmo, Calif., is using specially trained dogs and a chemical test to analyze women’s breath samples with the goal of identifying biological markers (biomarkers) that could be used to diagnose ovarian cancer. The researchers had previously tried to identify biomarkers in breath samples that could be used to diagnose breast and lung cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 30 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on July 21, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on August 6, 2012, after the Army of Women provided them with 55 women who were interested in participating in the study.