This summer, Washington State University will start offering bone marrow transplants for canines with lymphoma; it is being reported by The Vancouver Sun.

Over the years, the procedure has been done experimentally in dogs, said Dr. Jeffrey Bryan, a veterinary oncologist.

Bone marrow transplants have been done routinely for humans in the past two decades and save thousands of lives, so Bryan believes it can do the same for dogs.

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But, it won’t be cheap – the procedure will cost $20,000.

“This represents a big giveback to the canine species,” Bryan said.

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