How Curing Cancer in Dogs is Helping Humans, Too
By the time you get to the end of this sentence, another dog will be diagnosed with cancer. It happens every five seconds, on average, affecting roughly 60 million dogs a year. But a new area of cancer research is offering hope, not only to dogs, but to humans as well. Scientists are finding that some cancers are nearly identical in dogs and humans, so they’re working on therapies for both. We’ll introduce you to “Bear”, and Australian Shepherd, who is taking a cancer drug that was developed first for dogs, then duplicated to treat three different kids of cancer in humans.