Cancer Is Leading Disease-Related Killer Of Dogs And Cats

CBS Chicago

By Steve Grzanich-

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cancer is the number-one disease-related killer of dogs and cats and claims the lives of millions of pets each year. According to the latest statistics, one-in-four dogs and one-in-five cats will develop cancer in their lifetimes. But there is hope and researchers at one of the country’s leading veterinary schools are working on a possible vaccine and new therapies for pet cancer.

“In the past 20 years, we’ve made some great strides towards improved outcomes and improved life expectancy after a diagnosis of cancer and certainly, as technology has improved, we’ve been able to treat some cancers more specifically than we have in the past,” says Dr. Erika Krick, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Care Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

At Penn Vet, experts are working to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in animals. Their chief goals are improving survival…

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