Humans will not be the only beneficiaries of CAR-T therapy for much longer. The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the only institution in the world that is bringing this sophisticated technology into veterinary clinic in order to cure dogs from cancer. Thanks to the passionate work of researchers and veterinaries, our pet friends may soon access the same therapy available for humans and have one more chance against cancer.
Although they do not use tobacco, dogs can get lung cancer exactly like us. However, precision medicine opens up new perspectives. This is directed against a molecular target or a genetic mutation expressed by the tumor.
Ticks can transmit diseases which, if not treated in time, threaten to the health of our four-legged friends. Vitares collaborates with the Evvivax company to create a veterinary vaccine against Lyme disease and the potential opportunistic co-infections that affect the already debilitated dogs.