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Developing Ways to Improve Cancer Treatment

Cancers are generally treated with the same chemotherapy drugs even though it is known that different cancers respond in different ways to different drugs. This study uses gene signature patterns to determine whether a cancer from an individual dog is more or less sensitive to a specific chemotherapy drug. If the researchers are successful, canine patients could be treated with the drug that would be most effective for their particular cancer.

Dr. Daniel L. Gustafson, Colorado State University

Co-sponsors: Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation; Canine Health Events and Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club; Portuguese Water Dog Foundation; The Dixie Foundation, Inc.