ASU Biodesign Institute unveils cancer study on canines

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ASU Biodesign Institute unveils cancer study on canines

A cancer vaccine for dogs may give Arizona State University’s reputation for innovation a new meaning.

Open Philanthropy Project, an independent organization that identifies research opportunities and provides grants for them, presented the University with over $6.4 million to test a vaccine that could potentially prevent all cancers in canines, according to Michael Levine, the organization’s communications officer.

The vaccine, a multi-valent frameshift peptide (FSP), was created by Stephen Albert Johnston of the ASU Biodesign Institute’s Center for Innovations in Medicine. 

“(The vaccine) is an invention I had about 10 years ago, and we’ve been working on it hard ever since trying to see if it really works and get it tested,” Johnston says. “To finally initiate a trial to see if we have done good over 10 years is very exciting.” …Click here to read full news at The State Press

Source: The State Press

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