Dogs To Be Treated With Human Breast Cancer Drug

A US study has found that the common cause of lung cancer in dogs appears to be the same gene—HER2—implicated in a particular type of breast cancer diagnosed in many women. Published in Clinical Cancer Research, researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and The Ohio State University, also found that neratinib—a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer—might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as canine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, or CPAC.

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