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Pet Food News
on April 15, 2009

Soy may aid in canine cancer therapy

Researchers at North Carolina State University say soy may increase the benefits of canine cancer therapy.

Researchers at  North Carolina State University  say soy may increase the benefits of canine cancer therapy.

Genistein  -- a molecule in soy shown to be toxic to many cancer cells in humans --  was found to  kill canine lymphoid cells in a laboratory.

"Humans have been using soy in conjunction with traditional chemotherapy for some time as a chemo potentiator,"  Dr. Steven Suter , assistant professor of oncology at the university, says.

Researchers hope it will work for canines, too.

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