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Bond between people, dogs tightens as scientists seek to cure cancer in both

The genetic profiles of people and dogs are 95% identical, and dogs are prone to an estimated 400 to 500 of the same diseases as people, including many cancers, making clinical trials for canine therapies all the more valuable. At least four experimental cancer drugs that have performed well in canine clinical trials are undergoing human clinical trials, including an immunotherapy that has helped one woman survive metastatic bone cancer.

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