How do your searches support medical cancer research ?

When you do 45 searches with YouCare you allow to fund 10 seconds of medical research against cancer.

To fight cancer, YouCare provides financial support to the Curie Institute KDOG medical program.

YouCare will never fund a medical animal testing program. On the contrary, the KDOG program uses the exceptional abilities of dogs by working with them in a positive way to provide a reliable and inexpensive solution to detect this terrible disease.

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About the Curie Institute and the KDOG Program :

The Curie Institute est is a foundation recognized of public utility since 1921, located in France, in Paris.

For several years, the Curie Institute, specialized in cancer research, has been developing an innovative medical program called KDOG. This project aims to detect breast cancer at an early stage thanks to the exceptional smell of the dog.

Dogs have a sense of smell 100,000 to 1 million times more sensitive than human sense of smell, allowing them to distinguish and memorize specific smells in minute concentrations of matter.

Trained in detection, dogs are able to detect the characteristic smell of a tumour in bodily fluids such as sweat, as they are already able to do for missing persons, detecting illicit substances or explosives.

KDOG trains its dogs to detect the presence of breast cancer by sniffing a wipe that has been in contact with the skin alone. The success rates of KDOG dogs reach nearly 100 %.

The KDOG program makes it possible to develop a simple, inexpensive and non-invasive breast cancer screening technique thanks to canine smell.

As highlighted by several studies (Lancet and ACS), the number of women affected by cancer by 2030 is expected to be steadily increasing, particularly on breast cancer. Today, it is the most common cancer among women worldwide.

Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer also affects women in countries with low access to care. However, many of these countries have little or no access to cancer screening technologies.

If detected early, breast cancer can be cured in nine out of ten cases. Thanks to the development of the KDOG program many lives could be saved thanks to cheaper access to breast cancer screening.

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What is the cost of 10 seconds of medical research :

Below you will find the calculation explaining how 45 searches with YouCare can fund 10 seconds of medical cancer research.

The average gross annual salary of a researcher working in the public or private medical sector is 65,000 euros.

A researcher works an average of 40 hours per week, or 1,824 hours worked per year, net of paid holidays, weekends and holidays.

If we take the researcher’s gross annual salary (65 000 euros) and divide this cost by the total number of hours worked in the year (1 824 hours), we obtain that the cost of one hour of medical research is 36 euros.

In one hour, there’s 3,600 seconds. If we divide the cost of one hour of research (36 euros) by 3,600 seconds, we obtain that a second of medical research costs one cent of euro.

By doing 45 searches with YouCare, you generate 10 euro cents of advertising revenue for the good deed you support. Since a second of medical research costs one euro cent, you only need to do 45 searches to fund 10 seconds of medical research against cancer.

The KDOG Program team at the Institut Curie, in France.