Man’s best friend: a joint tumour marker in man and dog University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna), Veterinärplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna, Austria   The dog may be man’s best friend but even so it comes as a surprise that the two species share a common tumour marker.  This finding comes from a joint study between scientists of the Vetmeduni Vienna and the MedUni Wien, headed by Erika Jensen-Jarolim.  The researchers looked for similarities in breast cancer of dogs and women, focussing on the tumour marker CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen).  They uncovered a molecule, the CEA receptor, that turned out to be essentially identical in the two species.  The result could lead to the rapid development of new therapeutic methods for use in dogs and humans. … Please read more: