Pups on the Hill kick off childhood cancer study

May 8, 2014 9:01 PM

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Pups on the Hill kick off childhood cancer study

The American Humane Association brought some four-legged staff members to the Cannon House Office Building to alert members of Congress to a clinical trial to test the effects of therapy dogs on children with cancer.

"There are so many tantalizing stories about the power of animals to comfort and provide us healing, but we are never going to be able to bring this into wider use until we bring quantifiable, rigorous data," says Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association.

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