Cancer detection clinical study (dogs).
A diagnostic procedure has been developed using x-ray diffraction technology to perform tissue crystallography on dog claw nails for the early and accurate detection of cancer as the first target pathology. Structural proteins like keratin and collagen have very specific and well-known molecular structures. Subtle deviations from these structures indicate certain changes in homeostasis and reflect metabolic processes that are taking place in different organs. Cancer is one of these systemic changes that reflects in the molecular structure of major proteins.
Dogs, male and female