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A Potential Breakthrough on Liver Cancer

Friday, September 5th, 2014

“We don’t think this is going to cure liver cancer, but it might help prevent it,” says Arlin Rogers. “History shows the best way to reduce the burden of cancer is to stop it from occurring in the first place.” Tufts researcher finds that the hormone prolactin may help prevent the disease.

Willy’s Gift

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Zoey and Mahlon Hale with Willy, for whom they named a research fund at Cummings School.

Healing Puppy Power Put to Test for Childhood Cancer

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Dog Fancy The Cummings School will be one of the test sites for a new study on the effects of therapy animals in pediatric cancer patients. http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-news/2014/05/healing-puppy-power-put-to-test.aspx

A Life Saved Twice: Family Grateful to Tufts’ Surgeon

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cheryl knew something was wrong when she came home to find Dakota (“Kota”), her very spirited, 11-year old boxer walking around like he was lost and very uncomfortable. She says, “I saved him twice, first as a rescue dog when he was about 10 months old, and now with Dr. Berg’s help and his lifesaving surgery. “

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

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Spotlight on Cancer

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Experimental technique can detect tiny bits of malignancy after surgery. Exposed to the fluorescent drug, the cancerous cells in this tumor “light up” white or light gray, while the normal tissue remains black.