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24 September 2009
There's a great new book that anyone who's ever had a pet with cancer needs to read. It's called "Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures, an awesome book by science writer Arlene Weintraub. She will be on Tripawd Talk Radio in a few weeks, and we can't wait! She really does a great job explaining to the layerson about comparative oncology and how dogs are leading the way in cancer treatments and cures. Highly recommend it! Stay tuned for an announcement about her tripawd talk appearance in December.
Drawn from extensive research, on-the-ground reporting, and personal experience, this book explores the fascinating role dogs are playing in the search for cures for cancer. Learn how veterinarians and oncologists are working together to discover new treatments — cutting-edge therapies designed to help both dogs and people suffering from cancer.
Heal introduces readers to the field of comparative oncology by describing several research projects aimed at finding new therapies for cancers that are similar in dogs and people, including lymphoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and gastric cancer. Weintraub, who lost her sister to gastric cancer, also writes about the emerging science behind the remarkable ability of dogs to sniff out early stage cancer and the efforts underway to translate that talent into diagnostic devices for early detection of the disease. In the course of bringing these dogs and their human companions to life, Weintraub takes her own personal journey from grief to healing, as she shows her readers how man’s best friend might be the key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer.
18 October 2009
Can't wait until she is on!
I've been interested in this subject since I learned that our old pal Caira Sue was undergoing an OSA treatment at Davis that was being developed for cancer treatment in children.
I just recently saw a similar treatment somewhere, was it here? It was a type of nebulizer treatment in addition to traditional chemo. If you remember Caira Sue never got lung mets, but developed that horrible HO. Maybe the nebulizer plus traditional chemo reduces the chances of both.