VIDEO: Veterinarians gather in DC to trade notes on pets in cancer research

Posted on June 17, 2015

From FierceAnimalHealth: Last week, the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine hosted a two-day conference in Washington, DC, to promote the field of “comparative oncology”–translational research in pet dogs and cats that develop cancer naturally and therefore can provide important clues to aid human drug development. The event featured more than two dozen veterinarians and scientists, who covered a range of topics, from canine tumor genetics to appropriate trial design for veterinary clinical trials.

In this video from the event, Chand Khanna from the National Cancer Institute describes the advantages of including companion animals in trials of new cancer treatments.

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