Going to the dogs for novel tumor treatments

By Annie Hayashi

Canine model provides surrogate for osteosarcoma research

Osteosarcoma in children and adolescents is relatively rare, with between 500 to 600 new cases diagnosed every year in the United States. The incidence of osteosarcoma (OSA) in pet dogs, however, is 20 times higher, with about 10,000 to 15,000 new cases occurring annually.

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