Theresa W. Fossum has launched the National Veterinary Cancer Registry, NVCR, a national database for pets diagnosed with cancer.
Its mission is to facilitate and promote medical treatments that lead to advances and eventual cures for cancer in pets and in people. Dogs, in particular, develop the same types of cancers as people, and because they age more rapidly, we can learn a lot from their response to various treatments.
(Last year I wrote a story about a delightful Boston terrier, Chloe, who participated in a clinical trial for glioma. Go to dailypress.com and enter the search terms Chloe, etc.)