Many of you might remember the beloved dog Batman, who became the first dog to participate in a novel brain cancer vaccine study at the University of Minnesota, from our Medical Bulletin cover story last spring.
For 18 months after his treatment, according to his family, Batman was like a puppy again. But sadly, Batman died January 18. Though the autopsy report is still pending, Batman appears to have been tumor-free.
Many more dogs have been treated with this experimental therapy—thanks to philanthropy—and studies have shown promising results for potentially moving the treatment regimen to human clinical trials in the future.
To honor Batman’s contributions to cancer research and help ensure that the research study he participated in continues, make a gift to the Comparative Oncology Research Fund.