A team of researchers, from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, dedicated their time to learn more about osteosarcoma. The group is called the Dog Osteosarcoma Group – Biomarkers of Neoplasia, or DOGBONe. Clever ???? They are determined to find new ways to measure bone cancer more accurately. Their main objective is to identify biomarkers in order to assess the canine patients with osteosarcoma.

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They note that the presentation of this cancer in dogs is very similar to its presentation in humans. They believe that research in canine osteosarcoma is so much value that it can benefit both canines and humans.

The team of researchers will explore liquid biopsies like plasma, blood, serum etc. as well as other pointers at the cellular level with the hope to find biomarkers for this disease.

The team is made of the best osteosarcoma researchers at the University from 4 departments: the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the Department of Clinical Studies, the Department of Pathobiology, and the Department of Population Medicine.

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