Animal Research Minute – Canine Cancer Research Beneficial to Humans
Could a new breakthrough in canine cancer research help both dogs and people with cancer?
Well, according to AKC Canine Health Foundation, an innovative cancer treatment that is improving survival rates for dogs could soon take the phrase "man's best friend" to a whole new level. Researchers have developed an experimental lymphoma treatment that uses T-cells to treat dogs with lymphoma. Eighty percent of dogs typically live only 12 months or less after being diagnosed with lymphoma, but this new treatment is extending their survival rates by almost 5 times. This incredible research is helping dogs with cancer and could eventually help people too.