A new study has been launched, which will use dog’s saliva samples to develop a new approach to fighting some cancers. The Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium, an alliance of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Van Andel Research Institute, will be studying naturally occurring cancers in dogs.
The types of cancers to be studied are more common in canines than humans. Since the research will use more readily available canine samples, it is hoped that the results will provide benefits to both dogs and humans. A short TV news clip highlighted the work being done in Phoenix.