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Study tests whether dog visits can ease stress of young cancer patients
Sacramento Bee

A group of young patients at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is part of a nationwide study that examines the effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients, their families and therapy dogs.

UC Davis is one of the five children’s hospitals participating in the 12-month clinical trial and the only one in California, said Dr. Anjali Pawar, a UC Davis oncologist. The center started participating in the Canines and Childhood Cancer study in February. The study is funded by the American Humane Association.