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Animal Research Minute – Cancer Research Benefits both People and Pets

Did you know cancer research can help both people and pets?

Well, the Houston Chronicle reports veterinarians in Texas are teaming up to help pets with cancer. They are urging pet owners to join a registry that connects pets with cancer to cancer researchers. The goal is to give these pets some of the latest experimental cancer therapies. People and dogs get the same types of cancer, so this research is actually helping both pets with cancer and people with cancer. One study helped Rowdy, a dog with osteosarcoma, avoid amputation. And children with osteosarcoma – the sixth most common childhood cancer – could also benefit.

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