Canine bone-cancer study could aid treatment for children

08/9/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Humans and dogs are the only species that spontaneously develop bone cancer with any frequency, and the cancers are similar in both species. Research from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota has identified a gene pattern present in a highly aggressive form of canine bone cancer, and researchers say the findings may help improve treatment for children stricken with the same disease.

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