Why Pet Health Is The Focus Of A New Biotech Sector

Why Pet Health Is The Focus Of A New Biotech Sector

By Cathy Yarbrough, Contributing Editor   For Aratana Therapeutics, 2016 was a banner year. The biotech company, founded in 2010, achieved FDA approvals for three of its 10 pipeline drugs. Last year the Kansas City-based company also forged a global partnership...
Treating Cancer in Dogs Provides Hope for Humans

Treating Cancer in Dogs Provides Hope for Humans

Provides Hope for Humans When Krista DeZerega-Thomson got the dreaded news that Rohan, the family’s beloved Labrador retriever, had cancer, she was devastated. He had metastatic melanoma—an aggressive form that affects dogs and humans—and was given only two months to...
UC Davis Osteosarcoma Clinical Trial Showing Success

UC Davis Osteosarcoma Clinical Trial Showing Success

Fred, a 6-year-old male shepherd cross, was diagnosed by his referring veterinarian with cancer in his left forelimb in April 2016. Due to preexisting orthopedic issues, he was not a candidate for the traditional amputation and chemotherapy treatment. Faced with only...