by Whitney Palmer
Walks in the park, a stress-relieving game of fetch, affectionate belly rubs. “Man’s best friend” brings us all that and more.
But, in the case of bone cancer (osteosarcoma), dogs are proving, again, that they can benefit their humans’ lives in a substantial way. Duke orthopedic oncologist Will Eward, MD, DVM, and colleagues are investigating how this link could improve health outcomes for children stricken by this disease.