Dogs and Cancer

A Science Daily item notes that an experimental cancer treatment for dogs with melanoma shows some promising results. The technique involves making a vaccine by culturing melanoma cells, turning off the runaway reproduction of those cells, then adding DNA to also have those cells make proteins that stimulant the immune system.

As is usual, funding is an issue. There is a lot of demand for the vaccine treatment, though, so perhaps this will become a commercially viable product.

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Wesley R. Elsberry

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  • 2006/01/30 at 10:20 pm
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    Thanks for that! I just posted it to my beagle list.

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