Bone Cancer study in dogs might aid treatment improvements in children

In a study published in the journal Bone, researchers reported that a highly aggressive bone cancer in dogs could be distinguished from a less aggressive form through a gene pattern that may aid the enhanced treatment of bone cancer in children.

Study leader Jaime Modiano remarked, “Our findings pave the way to develop laboratory tests that can predict the behavior of this tumor in dogs and children at the time of diagnosis.”

He added, “This allows us to tailor individualized therapy to meet the patient’s needs. Patients with less aggressive disease could be treated conservatively, reducing the side effects and the risks associated with treatment,” he added.

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