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Child cancer stem cell find

9th November 2007
A study has found that a stem cell in dogs may pave the way forward for research into treatment for bone cancer in children.

The University of Edinburgh study, published in the Veterinary Journal, showed that the stem cell "makes copies' of the cancer so it can be transported around the body.

Finding osteosarcoma in dogs could allow scientists to think of ways of targetting the disease, as it is similar to the one found in children. "The rogue cancer stem cell is key in the whole process," said Professor David Argyle of the Royal Vet School at the University of Edinburgh.

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