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This is how treating pets for cancer can revolutionize healthcare for humans

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Pets are 'almost perfect models' to investigate the effectiveness of new disease treatments. Image: Unsplash/Veronika Jorjobert

Jim Petrik
Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph
Lauren Grant
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Public Health, University of Guelph
Michelle Oblak
Associate Professor, Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery, University of Guelph
Shayan Sharif
Professor of Immunology and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies,, University of Guelph
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