Sophisticated research on the genetics of naturally ocurring cancer in dogs

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  1. LittleBigDog

    LittleBigDog New Member

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    This is research represents a big shift in cancer research for dogs and humans. Dogs are becoming a focus for modeling human cancer since they are very close to us genetically. I like this type of research because it does not involve inducing cancer in lab animals artificially. Humans don't get cancer that way, and neither do pet dogs so it makes more sense to study the real thing scientifically and it is more humane. They will also be using cancer treatment trial data more from dogs for a model of human treatments. Once again, the dogs in these studies will be pets that have acquired cancer naturally and need treatment of some kind.

    This study focused on Golden Retrievers.

    Gene Expression Profiles of Sporadic Canine Hemangiosarcoma Are Uniquely Associated with Breed
    Gene Expression Profiles of Sporadic Canine Hemangiosarcoma Are Uniquely Associated with Breed
    Beth A. Tamburini,1 Susan Trapp,2¤ Tzu Lip Phang,3,4 Jill T. Schappa,5 Lawrence E. Hunter,2,4 and Jaime F. Modiano1,4,5,6*
    Integrated Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    University of Colorado Cancer Center, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Received November 6, 2008; Accepted April 16, 2009.
     
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    very interesting article! thanks for sharing!
     

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