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Cancer drug developed by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota researchers increases survival in dogs; shows potential for use in humans

Monday, February 13, 2017

A breakthrough trial at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota testing a new UMN-developed drug resulted in improved survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma (HSA). The results were recently published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.


Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank launches online for families, researchers battling osteosarcoma

Thursday, January 12, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers launch a new website commemorating Zach Sobiech and his legacy. The project brings patients with osteosarcoma together in one online location.  Found at, the site is known as Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank. The power of the project comes from the ability to bring people with a rare condition from anywhere in the world together to help better understand this disease.