The University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center is seeking cancer-stricken canines to test a drug researchers hope will let dogs – and maybe someday humans – live longer.

The university is running clinical trials in partnership with Tensive Controls Inc. on a medication for cachexia, a wasting syndrome that causes about one-third of cancer deaths.

Cachexia occurs with advanced cancers, causes loss of appetite and can lead to multiorgan failure. …Read more at The Kansas City Star

Source: The Kansas City Star