Canine Cancer Patient Gets New Lease on Life While Helping People Fighting Same Disease
It takes a certain type of dog to weather cancer treatment with a smile, but Tyson isn’t just any dog. Part English mastiff, part pit bull, he has a huge smile and falls in love with everyone he meets. Now, he’s starring in a YouTube video produced by UC Davis Health to show how dogs with cancer can help humans with cancer.
Tyson is helping bring attention to the science of comparative oncology, which is creating a unique partnership between UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Center for Companion Animal Health and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Located only 30 minutes away from each another, the two campus centers—one for people and the other for pets—are collaborating in the fight against cancer in both species.