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Should we be euthanasing cancer patients?
  1. Jodi Ware,
  2. Eddie Clutton,
  3. Kathy Murphy and
  4. Polly Taylor
  1. (PharmD), Kingwood, Texas, USA
  2. Wellcome Trust Critical Care Laboratory for Large Animals, Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
  3. Comparative Biology Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE2 4HH
  4. Taylor Monroe, Gravel Head Farm, Little Downham, Nr Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2TY
  1. email: jodiware{at}

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