As I mentioned a week or so ago, I've been away for a little while. Couldn't bring the dog. I miss her, even though she's useless to me as a cancer-sniffing dog. (Really, she's kind of useless as a dog in general. But she's sweet and she looks great, so we go with that. here's the little princess:
We assume she misses us, too.)
Anyway, I've been thinking about her, and it reminded me of an article from last month on dogs with lymphoma. I'd never wish lymphoma on any creature, two- or four-legged, but it's pretty cool to hear about how work on human lymphoma at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle is being used to help dogs.
Also, there's some good news about cancer vaccines for dogs, too.
Obviously, dogs aren't people, but maybe the things we learn from dogs can be translated in some way to what we know about people cancer. Even indirectly.
I still miss my dog. We'll be home soon, baby. And I know you're in great hands, and probably having a much better time than you would with us, anyway. You'd just be sitting at my feet while I read cancer journals, rather than playing with your friends.
Hope everyone is staying healthy.