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Early Cancer Treatment Successes Lead to CAREER Award for Rafael Davalos
April 5, 2011
In a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, coauthor Rafael Davalos of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering described the use of a method he invented to successfully treat a seven-year-old spayed female Labrador retriever with a five-year history of degenerative coxofemoral joint disease.
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