Category Archives: Research News

Researchers at Cornell Developing New Gene Therapy


The seeming invincibility of cancerous tumors may be crumbling, thanks to a promising new gene therapy that eliminates the ability of certain cells to repair themselves. Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that inactivation of … Continue reading

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New Hope for Dogs with Brain Tumors


  POST UPDATE: We are very sad to report that on January 18, 2010, Batman, the first dog treated with this new approach to dealing with glioma, passed away as a result of complications from seizures. But, he was still … Continue reading

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New Canine Cancer Drug Approved by FDA


Pfizer Animal Health announced yesterday that the FDA has approved the first drug to exclusively treat canine cutaneous mast cell cancer.  Up until now, dogs with cancer have been treated using human cancer drugs, with modified protocols.  Palladia, which is … Continue reading

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The Hidden Hazards of Vaccines


Vaccines.  We are conditioned to believe that they are safe and that they will prevent our dogs from getting sick.  However, as more research is done into what ACTUALLY happens to the body when vaccines are introduced, more doctors and … Continue reading

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Cancer Link Between Humans And Dogs Discovered


From ScienceDaily (2008-03-02) — Cancer researchers have found that humans and dogs share more than friendship and companionship — they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer. Furthermore, the researchers say that because of the way … Continue reading

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L-Asparaginase: To Use or Not to Use


If your dog has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and you have chosen to pursue chemotherapy, then your vet may or may not have started out your dog’s treatment protocol with a drug called L-Asparaginase, or Elspar.  Originally the first drug … Continue reading

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The Kanzius Machine – Cancer Treatment of the Future?


You may have seen him recently on 60 Minutes.  John Kanzius, himself a cancer patient, has developed a machine that uses radio waves to kill cancer cells.  While it has not yet been widely tested on animals or tested at all … Continue reading

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