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Woman’s best friend: Sniffing out ovarian cancer

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February 3, 2014
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Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the U.S. The silent killer is often diagnosed too late and will kill 14,000 women this year. Find out how specially trained dogs could help sniff out the disease.


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Prescription Pet: Food for Thought

Prescription Pet: Food for Thought

Ivanhoe (July 3, 2013) — Here’s a number that might give you some paws. 170 million dogs and cats are owned in the US. That’s a lot of mouths to feed, but what exactly are you feeding your best friend? If you don’t know how to interpret what’s printed on their food bags and cans, it may not be what you think! For agility dogs good nutrition helps fuel performance.
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Training Dogs to Help Sniff Out Cancer

Training Dogs to Help Sniff Out Cancer

AP (Aug. 9, 2013) — Researchers have begun an ovarian cancer detection study that relies on dogs' keen sense of smell. The University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center is training three canines using blood and tissue samples donated by ovarian cancer patients.
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How to Help Women With Ovarian Cancer Advocate for Their Health

How to Help Women With Ovarian Cancer Advocate for Their Health

Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) — Annette Leal Mattern, President and Co-Founder of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona, offers advice and shares how she advocates for the health of women with ovarian cancer.
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New Therapy, New Hope for Aggressive Breast Cancer

New Therapy, New Hope for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Ivanhoe (Jan. 16, 2014) — Triple negative breast cancer accounts for about 15 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the U.S., but it leads to 25 percent of all breast cancer deaths. A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth are not present in the cancer tumor.
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