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Sep 27, 2021

FDA approves first drug to treat lymphoma in dogs

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To treat lymphoma in dogs, veterinarians have traditionally relied on chemotherapy drugs first designed for people.

Now, the FDA has approved a medication specifically designed to treat canine cancer — and the new approach to chemo drug development might end up helping humans.

Lymphoma in dogs: Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the cells and tissues of the lymphatic system. It’s one of the most common cancers in dogs, accounting for up to 24% of all new cases and affecting up to 70,000 pets in the U.S. annually.


The FDA has approved a medication specifically designed to treat lymphoma in dogs, potentially helping extend the lives of thousands of pets.

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