Friday, March 27, 2009

Human Cancer Treatment Applied to Canines

Breakthroughs in veterinary medical care are always welcome news. The latest one at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina, has been discovered by Dr. Steven Suter, Assistant Professor of Oncology. Suter has applied bone marrow transplants long used for humans to canine cancer patients. Cells harvested from the dog are reintroduced with drug therapy. Suter's success rate of the transplant itself has been 100%. While a waiting list is growing for the procedure it does not come cheap. The cost is $15,000.

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