News: canine melanoma vaccine

Encouraging news for dogs (and humans) with this new vaccine-based cancer therapy. This method utilizes the host’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells.

The canine melanoma vaccine, ONCEPT ™, by Merial, was granted a conditional license approval by the USDA in March 2007. Today, CNNMoney reported that the USDA has granted full licensure for this anti-tumor vaccine.