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In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, Jungle Island volunteer Linda Jacobs comforts Peanut, one of the orangutans from a private zoo, as she is treated with R-CHOP therapy, a combination of drugs used in chemotherapy to treat her aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Miami. Human medical specialists are treading new ground in applying a standard chemotherapy regimen to treat cancer in an orangutan. Orangutans share about 96 percent of a human’s genetic makeup, and Peanut’s treatment plan is closer to that of what a human would receive for the same type of cancer, making this the first documented case of an orangutan being treated with this type of therapy. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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