In the first three pets they treated, quality of life improved, tumor growth slowed, and even shrank in size.
scientists will perform an experimental treatment to combat aggressive forms of cancer in 20 cats and dogs in a nuclear reactor, located in the Training and Research center of the Nuclear Technology Engineering School of Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, TASS reported last Friday.
According to Vladimir Kanygin, head of the Laboratory of Nuclear and Innovative Medicine at Novosibirsk State University, in the first three pets they treated, quality of life improved, tumor growth slowed down and until decreased the size.
Likewise, the doctor commented on the case of a large breed dog that had a complex formation of an aggressive melanoma and pointed out that the mass of the tumor stopped growing and regressed significantly after three months of treatment.
“To date he has not had any comeback, which it’s almost fantastic because melanoma is the most malignant of all processes. In addition, he had a tumor location that was not apt for surgery, […] an extremely difficult locationeven for radiation,” explained Kanyguin. He also indicated that the center accepts cancer animals whose owners wish to participate in the study.
The experiments began in January of this year. The scientific center in Tomsk is the only laboratory in the country where the neutron capture method is useda technique for the selective destruction of malignant tumor cells, in a nuclear reactor for the treatment of large mammals.
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