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Arlene Weintraub is a journalist and author with 20 years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her new book is Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures. This book, from ECW Press brings to life the world of comparative oncology--the many ways dogs are helping in the war on cancer. Her first book, Selling the Fountain of Youth (Basic Books 2010), is an expose on the anti-aging industry.

Weintraub's freelance pieces have been published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, More, New Scientist, USA Today, Entrepreneur.com, FierceMarkets and other media outlets.

She was previously a senior health writer based out of the New York City headquarters of BusinessWeek, where she wrot
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Clinical trials in pets pose both challenges and opportunities

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Late last year, Connecticut-based Kolltan Pharmaceuticals ran a clinical trial in pet dogs that showed its drug, KTN0158, substantially shrank mast cell tumors, a common form of canine skin cancer. The company went on to start human trials of the drug, which targets KIT, a gene that drives several types of cancer.


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