Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Taking the best friend thing to a whole new level...dogs will cure cancer

The case is made for dogs as a realistic cancer model for drug development in this month's Nature Biotechnology. The arguments are quite compelling, and given the clinical trial bottleneck currently limiting the development of new therapies, I wouldn't be surprised if the cure for cancer is discovered in someone's pet dog sometime soon.


Rob said...

isn't that a pic of McGruff, the crime fighting dog? Nice doctor outfit. If cancer is a crime it's in big trouble.
The articles pet dog arguement is excellent, how do I sign Fluffy up?.

Bayman said...

Do you mean the bunny? I wonder if they get tumors. Guess we'll find out if he/she lives that long...