Cancer in dogs is a leading cause of illness related death in dogs.
Thankfully there is a new start-up company called One Health Company who is taking a different approach to cancer in dogs. It is always devastating when ever the word ‘cancer’ is mentioned. Either in humans or in animals. Just the word itself seems to have the power to send a person into fear, worry and stress. Often cancer is just a death sentence, especially in dogs. But a new company, One Health Company, is working at changing all that.
One Health Company is trying to re-work known cancer treatments in humans and apply them to our four legged friends. And their goal – to make it affordable for the pet owner. The new approach will introduce technology that is focused on the dog’s genetics. Therefore changing the sequencing of a tumor. This will create a less ‘cure for all’ approach and be a specific ‘cure for one’ approach.
Currently there is only one medication to treat cancer in dogs.
But with the new genetic sequencing approach, the paths to curing cancer are multiplied. And the good news is that venture capitalist and other startups in the Silicon Valley are on board. They have already raised 5 million dollars in support.
The good news keeps coming. One Health Company has been working on different business models to create financing to help this new treatment remain affordable. Some estimations even suggest it could be as low as $1500 over the lifespan of a dog. So far, FidoCure has sequenced 60 dogs just a year after introducing it for clinical trials. So have hope furry lovers, now the cure for dog cancer is under way.
Attribution:Story From Gel Galang