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

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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