Dogs are helping scientists discover better cancer treatments

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A dog undergoing treatment at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital - WSB-TV

A dog undergoing treatment at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital – WSB-TV

Can dogs help treat or even cure cancer in humans?

A growing body of research shows man’s best friend is speeding up the development of cancer-fighting drugs.

Scientists say humans and dogs are about 95 percent identical genetically and cancer affects them in the same way it does us.

“The cancer that dogs develop is much more similar to the human condition,” said Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Deborah Knapp, Director of the Comparative Oncology Program at Purdue University.

Read more and watch the story at WSB-TV: Dogs are helping scientists discover better cancer treatments


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