A 'game-changer': By studying animal health, researchers find improved ways for developing, testing cancer therapies
Wednesday August 15, 2012
A group of Kansas State University researchers has made valuable findings in the search for cancer’s cure.
While researching ways to improve animal health, the scientists — Raymond “Bob” Rowland, a virologist and professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Deryl Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology — have made two important discoveries that can also improve human health. Not only have they found pigs with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, but they are also the first to discover the connection with human cancer, particularly melanomas and pancreatic cancers.