Navigation Links
Dogs Helping to Advance Cancer Research
Date:10/13/2009

Treatment for canine tumors may yield insight into therapies for people, researchers say

TUESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Ordinary dogs with cancer could provide crucial insight into the human forms of the disease, potentially leading to better treatments and screening for tumors, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report.

The study authors, whose findings appear in the Oct. 13 online journal PLoS Medicine, noted that the estimated one million dogs that develop cancer in the United States each year can help inform scientists how investigative and experimental treatments work.

As in humans, dog owners often turn to such treatments -- including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery -- as a last resort.

In many cases, "pet owners are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of cancer treatment for future human and canine patients," lead author Chand Khanna and colleagues at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute explained in a news release from the Public Library of Science.

Researchers have studied cancer in other animals for decades, particularly bone cancer, lymphoma and melanoma. Now, the National Cancer Institute's Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium encourages the study of cancer in animals with an eye towards helping people.

Dogs develop many diseases that are similar to those in humans. In recent years, researchers have paid more attention to the similarities.

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has information about the first cancer drug developed specifically for dogs.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Public Library of Science, news release, Oct. 12, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Role seen for cannabis in helping to alleviate allergic skin disease
2. ABC TV San Francisco Features Canine Cancer Research Story: Saving Our Dogs, Helping Humans Beat Cancer - Work at Morris Animal Foundation, UC-Davis
3. Helping older people use technology can save lives
4. CVS Pharmacists Serve a Vital Role in Helping Patients Manage Diabetes
5. Slim-Fast Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Consumers Take Off the Weight
6. Low-level Laser Therapy Clinics Partnership Targets Helping People Nationwide
7. Data Show ARIMIDEX(R) (Anastrozole) Continues To Be Superior to Tamoxifen in Helping Reduce the Risk of Recurrence in Patients With Early Breast Cancer
8. Helping Couples Fight Prostate Cancer, This Week on Your Cancer Today(TM)
9. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Helping Uninsured Americans Achieve New Years Resolutions to be Healthier
10. Virginia Cares Uninsured Program (VCUP) Announces Early Successes in Helping Uninsured Virginians Access Quality Healthcare
11. PA Cyber Sponsors Conference on Helping Children With Autism Form Friendships
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... The Waismann Method® is providing ... who have recently fallen victim to America’s opioid epidemic. Now, opiate dependent individuals can ... they are free from the shame, stigma, and harmful labeling believed to ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... Risk Adjustment solution leverages advanced data analytics to accurately understand each Medicare ... proper reimbursement for a given population. This new solution helps transform the ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... absorption cannabidiol (CBD) serum, “NANOCALM 300” Microemulsified Hemp Extract. This premier nanoemulsified ... from the mouth into the bloodstream. Far outpacing the absorption speed ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Becker’s Spine Review, ... is featuring Michigan neurosurgeon Jay Jagannathan, M.D., as a “Spine Surgeon to Know.” ... of neurosurgeons in Michigan performing minimally invasive back surgery that often results in ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... , ... The SeniorCare Investor will host an important webinar— Seniors Housing M&A: ... 1:00 PM ET. A recording of the webinar will also be made available following ... you want to find out what really happened in the seniors housing and care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... Mass. , February 23, 2017 - ...   ... Honoring Rare Disease Day Open to All at http://www.shire.com/RareCount   ... today announced the launch of ,Rare Count, in honor of Rare ... diseases, which equates to nearly one in 20 global citizens. It ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... release financial results for the fourth quarter and 2016 ... 2017.  The Company,s management team will host a corresponding ... p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening to ... 707-0665 for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for international ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 Summary ... deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading ... Description The Global Spinal Cord Partnering Terms ... to partnering deals and agreements entered into by the ... partnering deals - Top deals by value ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: