‘Unfold’ Podcast Episode 3: ‘How Dogs Could Help Doctors Find the Next Cancer Treatment’

A German shepherd mix dog lies on an exam table and is being prepped for a cancer treatment in a linnear accelerator.
Veterinarians and technicians at the Center for Companion Animal Health at UC Davis prepare a German shepherd mix for a cancer treatment using the linear accelerator, a machine that can target radiation therapy with pinpoint accuracy. (Amy Quinton/UC Davis)

In the newest Season 4 episode of Unfold, a UC Davis podcast, you’ll learn about a program at UC Davis that aims to find the next therapy for cancer — for both humans and animals.

Dogs 10 years and older have a 50% chance of dying from cancer. They also develop the same types of cancers that humans do because their immune system is closely related to ours. Now human oncologists are studying cancer in canines in the hopes of benefiting both animals and humans. In this episode of Unfold, you’ll learn how UC Davis veterinarians and physicians are collaborating to help human cancer patients and their furry best friends. 

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The award-wining podcast will launch episodes every week through Nov. 15.

Unfold is available free, on demand on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Google Podcasts, on your smart speaker or wherever you get your podcasts. Original music for Unfold comes from UC Davis alumnus Damien Verrett and Curtis Jerome Haynes. Follow on Twitter at @Unfoldpodcast.

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