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Heal : The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures
by Arlene Weintraub


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Man's best friend could help cure man's greatest scourge

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Man's best friend could help cure man's greatest scourge

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770412705
  • ISBN-10: 1770412700
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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