2017 CVM News: $2.5M grant offers new hope for lymphoma research
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Dogs offer new hope for lymphoma research
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This news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: New research to improve the effectiveness of promising new treatments using immunotherapies – a class of therapies that use the body’s immune system to fight cancer without nasty side effects – could prove mutually beneficial to both dogs and people. Cornell and Tufts University scientists have received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use dogs as a model for studying cancer immunotherapies. The grant also will more generally highlight the use of pet dogs as a model for studying human medicine, as they get many of the same diseases humans do. The dogs used in the study are treated with similar care as human patients, with the potential of being cured of lymphoma.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Richards, Kristy; Cornell Chronicle; Ramanujan, Krishna