Golden retrievers' cancer lessons  

She was devastated as a pet owner. As a veterinary oncologist, she was unhappy. 

About 25% of other breeds acquire cancer, whereas over 60% of golden retrievers do. 

“All dogs can get cancer, but goldens are most likely,” Fritz said.  

They may have multiple cancer-related gene variations. 

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We haven't narrowed them down enough to target them."  

However, this may change. Scientists are investigating this popular 

breed to aid dogs and understand human malignancies. 

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