Rilley the dog cancer treatment may help humans

July 19, 2013:


A dog named Rilley may just be the face of a cure for brain cancer in humans.

The Georgetown, Ont. pooch was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. His owners were told there’s no cure and that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery would only buy him some time. What’s more, the price tag on procedures would run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

But as Avery Haines has learned, Rilley the dog has been given a new lease on life thanks to some experimental surgery – which may also help in treating humans.

For more on Rilley’s journey, go to The chronicles of Rilley

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