Location of study: U. S.
Study subjects: 100 children aged 3 to 12 who have just been diagnosed with cancer
Proposal: Researchers from the American Humans Association are launching the first clinical trial to measure the effects of animal-assisted therapy on cancer. Puppies will be provided to 50 kids, in addition to standard therapy. The other 50 children will receive standard therapy alone.
Hi. I'm so, so sorry you're eight years old and you have cancer. Would you like to take part in a study? Lots of kids will get puppies except you.