Cancer / Oncology

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New form of transmissible cancer found in Tasmanian devils

Devil facial tumor disease is a contagious cancer threatening to wipe out Tasmanian devils. Now, researchers have identified a second form of transmissible cancer in the animals.

Scientists investigated molecular processes for targeted dog cancer therapy

Almost every second dog above the age of ten years develops cancer. Modern tumor therapy combines surgery, radiation therapy and novel drug treatment options.

Virginia Tech’s Verbridge and Davalos describe novel tumor treatment in Scientific Reports

In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos in Scientific Reports has been published.

Insight into cancer resistance in elephants could aid human treatment

Elephants rarely develop cancer, and researchers have uncovered new information on why this is in a new study. The findings may shed light on cancer suppression in humans.

Researchers show that genetic background regulates tumour differences

Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute, USA, have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumour type in multiple dogs breeds; a finding they…

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals announces KTN0158 preclinical data at ESMO 2015

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of data from a preclinical study evaluating KTN0158 in dogs with spontaneous mast cell tumors.

Drug trials in pet dogs with cancer may speed advances in human oncology

Pet dogs may be humans’ best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan.

FACC-29 gathers authenticated canine cancer cell lines for research and drug development

New resource helps animal cancer researchers catch contaminated cellsMuch of what we know about cancer and many modern medicines that treat it grow from experiments on cancer cells.

Gene signatures predict doxorubicin response in K9 osteosarcoma

COXEN gene expression model matches dogs with bone cancer to most effective drugThere are two chemotherapies commonly used to treat bone cancer in dogs: doxorubicin and carboplatin.

Old cancer drug could have new use in fighting cancer

A drug used for decades to treat leukemia may have other uses in the fight against cancer, researchers at the University of Missouri have found.