Canine link gives hope for glioma

Genes have been identified that predispose bull and boxer dog breeds to brain cancer and at least one may also influence the disease in humans.

Flat-faced "brachycephalic" dog breeds, such as bulldogs and boxers, are known to be especially vulnerable to glioma, a severe form of brain cancer.

Scientists investigated genetic links to canine glioma by screening the DNA of 25