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Clinical trial hopes to better understand side effects of chlorambucil in cats with cancer

“He’s my little hero.” That’s how Erin Hicks describes her best feline friend, Tico Junior. Like his dad, Tico Senior, both cats were born in the Dominican Republic while Hicks served in the Peace Corps. Both offered her protection, but in different ways. “Tico Senior saved me from tarantulas, insects, and rats while I was […]

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New clinical trial for dogs with nasal tumors may help people, too.

Grendel joined her forever family along with her brother Beowulf at eight weeks old. “We could tell right away she had a mischievous streak and was destined to get her brother in trouble,” said Marcia Bohannon, Grendel’s human. The littermates have been devoted to each other from the start, which made Grendel’s illness devasting not […]

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Novel clinical trial seeks solution for tumor hypoxia

It’s common knowledge among cancer researchers that tumors lacking oxygen (hypoxic) don’t respond well to radiation. Flint Animal Cancer Center radiation oncology section head, Dr. Susan LaRue, is working with colleagues at four universities to test a new approach that adds oxygen to tumors with the help of microbubbles. “Solid tumors, whether in pets or […]

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Duke and Family Celebrate Two Years After Canine Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

Update At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news:  His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief. “I’m so anxious before each recheck,” said Heidi, Duke’s human mom. […]

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One Health. One Cancer. One Cure.

Late last year, the U.S. Senate designated January as One Health Awareness Month. According to the One Health Initiative, the vision of One Health is to improve the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental science. Translational medicine, including comparative oncology, falls under the One Health umbrella. […]

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Yogi Beats Canine Lymphoma With The Help Of A One Cure Clinical Trial

The runt of his litter, Yogi, has never let his size determine his destiny. “He doesn’t know he’s only 12 pounds,” said Yogi’s owner, Sharon. “There isn’t a dog or a person he won’t talk to; he’s just so friendly.” Yogi, the happiest Yorkshire terrier you’ll ever meet, joined his forever family, including mom, Sharon, […]

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Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Update

The much-anticipated Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study enrolled its first patients in May 2019. To date, 274 dogs have entered the study at the three participating sites (Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of California, Davis). VACCS investigators seek to recruit 800 healthy, middle-aged pet dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of […]

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Lymphoma In Dogs

Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs today, accounting for up to 24% of all new canine cancers. It is a cancer of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) and lymphoid tissues. Lymphoid tissue is normally present in many places in the body, including lymph nodes, spleen, liver, digestive […]

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Our Dogs May Be The Answer To Cancer

Scientists dis­covered long ago that cancer is cancer. It doesn’t care if you have two legs or four – it looks the same under the microscope, spreads to the same locations, and reacts the same way to treatment. Despite advances in knowledge, cancer remains the leading cause of death in dogs beyond middle age and […]

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Facing Cancer Together

When Connie’s cherished, five-year-old mastiff and French hound mix, Leo, suddenly stopped eating, she had no idea it was the start of a series of events that would change their lives. “I’d been going through some medical testing, and I thought maybe Leo could sense my concern,” said Connie. “I thought he was just worried […]

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Canine Cancer Prevention Vaccine Study Seeks Participants

As part of the largest interventional canine clinical trial ever conducted, veterinarians leading the Vaccine Against Canine Cancer Study seek to enroll 800 healthy, middle-aged pet dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of a new cancer prevention vaccine. The clinical trials portion of the study is led by Colorado State University’s Dr. Douglas Thamm, director of […]

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Hemangiosarcoma Clinical Trial Extends Gimpy’s Lucky Streak

Some call it luck; others call it fate. Whatever it is, Gimpy’s life has featured a series of fortunate events, starting at birth. In 2010, a woman brought her dog into a local veterinarian to help deliver a litter.  After delivery, it was immediately apparent that something was wrong with the hind legs of one […]