Cancer in Pets and People: Not as Different as You Might Think

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” Maya Angelou was no doubt wiser than your average Joe, but this insightful quote has reaches far beyond what she likely ever intended. We cross this realization all the time in the field of cancer research as we are reminded that humans and animals are not really all that different.

Cancers in pets and people have many similarities.  The more we experience in our work at Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center, the more we come to appreciate the parallels.

Treating Cancer in Pets and People

The foundations of cancer treatment in many circumstances are the same no matter the species. Cancers in pets and people are often similar or even the exact same types and respond best to multimodal therapy.