RESEARCHERS FIND CANCER CONNECTION IN HUMANS AND DOGS

Source: WAAY 31 TV, January 2019

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) — Researchers in the Valley just made a groundbreaking discovery when it comes to cancer in dogs and humans.

Scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN) in Phoenix are studying melanoma and lung cancer in dogs and they just made an incredible find. They identified several gene mutations in dogs that could be clues to melanoma.

“We find overlap with our human counterparts but we often find something unique to the dog too,” said Dr. William Hendricks from TGEN’s Integrated Cancer Genomics Division.

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