Cancer / Oncology

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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.

Dogs could be ‘noninvasive, inexpensive’ diagnosis aids for thyroid cancer

Canine scent detection may be a noninvasive, inexpensive diagnostic technique for thyroid cancer, a new study claims, after a dog was able to detect the disease in human urine.

The benefits of animal-assisted therapy for adult cancer patients undergoing complex cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation

Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer…