Scientists believe that studying pet dogs with cancer may help achieve better understanding and new ways to treat human cancers.
Dr. Chand Khanna and team at the Centre for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, US, think new therapies in clinical trials with dogs could help develop new cancer drugs, devices and imaging strategies for human cancer patients.
AdvertisementExperts pointed out that pet owners were often in favor of pursuing novel and investigational treatments with their veterinarians.
They say in PLoS Medicine that "many pet owners are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of cancer treatment for future human and canine patients."
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