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Revolutionary step forward in cancer treatment saves family dog

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Researchers from the University of Queensland have used a novel immunotherapy treatment to save family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer.

The medical trial has helped around 30% of dogs with cancer by 'waking up' their immune system which helps their own body destroy the cancer.

Once a dog is diagnosed with the cancer, a small piece of the tumour is removed and mixed with an adjuvant to bolster the immune response. This gets injected over a number of weeks or months.

More than 170 dogs have been treated so far. |http://bit.ly/37Deihk

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IdeaSpies @ 2020.01.17 3:22 AM
Great to see immunotherapy, a new treatment for humans, also used for animals. 

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By Mel

8th January 2020

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