Back in December, The News & Observer (based out of Raleigh, North Carolina) published an article describing bone marrow transplants in dogs. I found it interesting for many reasons. First, I hadn't heard of this being done in dogs. Second, it was being done at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, my alma mater. Here are a few quotes.
Dr. Steven Suter of the N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine is scheduled to perform the surgery Feb. 2 in Raleigh. Suter started the canine bone marrow transplant program about two years ago with machines donated by the Mayo Clinic.
Since then, 36 lymphoma-afflicted dogs have gone through the procedure. The survival rate for dogs that undergo traditional chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma is less than 2 percent.