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Loose the Hounds

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Prized for more than 10,000 years as loyal companions, domestic dogs now also become a powerful ally in the fight against cancer

For years, scientists have been hopeful that a clever use of a protein called interleukin-12 might nudge the body’s own immune system to attack tumor cells. Treatments that harnessed IL-12 initially showed promise in treating melanoma and renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. But dangerous side effects of IL-12 soon came to the fore, and two deaths from ...

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