PAC-1 shows efficacy in dog trial

PAC-1

Chasing cancer with dogs — Treating canine cancers is helping researchers learn more about human forms of the disease.

Thunder is a middle-aged mutt with a cheery disposition. He is slim, with a black coat and white patches on his belly and toes. His owner, Jeanneen Terry from Chicago, is unsure of Thunder’s pedigree. “He could be a lab-border collie or lab-pit mix. I don’t know,” she says. “He is a rescue dog.”

Three years ago, Thunder broke his front left leg. A year later, when the leg was still not getting better, his broken leg was amputated, and an X-ray revealed Thunder had osteosarcoma.

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