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Researchers study dogs for clues about cancer treatment side effects

Monday, February 15th, 2021

WCVB Boston Research assistant professor Vicky Yang talks to WCVB Boston about work with Tufts Medical Center to study cancer treatment side effects in dogs and people. Read full article here: https://www.wcvb.com/article/tufts-researchers-study-dogs-for-clues-about-cancer-treatment-side-effects/35448773

Golden Retriever

Drug Detects Lingering Cancer Cells

Friday, November 8th, 2013

John Berg, a veterinary surgeon at Tufts, is testing the experimental technique on canine patients, hoping to raise survival rates

Cancer Cells

A Better Mousetrap

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Can cats help advance cancer treatment where mice have failed? The traditional means of testing a potential treatment for cancer is to get a lab full of mice and conduct controlled experiments that attempt to prevent tumor growth. In the late 1990s, such studies produced a new medication that choked off the blood flow to malignant cells. It was hailed as a wonder drug. “There was literally a headline in the New York Times saying scientists would cure cancer within two years,” says Elizabeth McNiel, a veterinary oncologist at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “It was huge.”