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Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs at Crufts

The press releases about Crufts are coming thick and fast now - I shall pass the more interesting ones on to you! I interviewed Claire Guest a while ago, when she was just getting started with the cancer detection training and charity. It's fascinating, and a great cause to support. She has trained dogs to do amazing jobs, and it's a pleasure to watch them work. She will be at Crufts again this year. You can hear interviews with her in Episode 48, Episode 63 and Episode 70 of DogCast Radio.

Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs receives support from Samsung Electronics

Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs is delighted that global powerhouse Samsung Electronics has chosen to support its work training cancer detection dogs and hypo alert dogs for diabetic people.

Samsung’s show stand at Crufts will be bigger and better this year and the company will be collecting donations throughout the show for Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs. Claire Guest from the charity will be presented with a cheque on the last day of the show.

Claire Guest comments: “Having the support of Samsung will make a huge difference to our work as it will enable us to train even more dogs to detect cancer in humans and hypo alert dogs to assist people with difficult to control diabetes.”

Samsung believes that the relationship between people and dogs makes for a better and less self-centred world, which is why it has chosen to support Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs at Crufts 2009.

Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs is a forward-thinking charity that utilises dogs’ natural instincts and incredible sense of smell to make a difference to the human world.

Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs, along with Dr John Church and his team of scientists at the Amerderm Research Trust at Amersham Hospital, Buckinghamshire, made a pioneering breakthrough when they proved that dogs could be trained to detect cancer by smell.

The work Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs has been doing within the medical profession offers the potential to provide earlier diagnosis of cancer and therefore earlier commencement of treatment with a greater chance of success.

Last year Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs began looking at diabetes. The work it has done training hypo alert dogs for diabetics is just as groundbreaking as its cancer work. Hypo alert assistance dogs for people who find it hard to control their life threatening diabetes give suffers their lives back by providing independence and instilling self-confidence.

To find out more about the work of Cancer and Bio-detection dogs or to make a donation to help fund its valuable work, visit


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