Enter your pet with cancer in a clinical trial. Although we are making considerable progress in the fight against cancer, we still have a long way to go. Often, the best new information about cancer comes from animals participating in a clinical trial. We will announce clinical trials on this website. If you do not live in our region of the country, you may also check with the Veterinary Cancer Society to learn about trials in your area.
Make a donation. Our program depends heavily on grant support and private donations. If you wish to make a donation to support our continuing investigations of canine and feline cancer, please contact the Office of Advancement at 765-494-6304 or donate directly to Bladder Cancer Research for Canines here.
Spread the word about pet animal cancer. Many pet owners do not realize that pet dogs and cats develop cancer. Many also do not know that cancer in pet dogs and cats is often treatable. Help increase the awareness about pet animal cancer. Encourage others to visit our website and other websites to learn about this challenge and join our efforts to make progress against this devastating disease.
In Comparative Oncology news, the National Cancer Institute has announced the development of an Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC). Many different types of information on dog tumors, including genomics, pathology, clinical features, and case outcomes can be deposited into the ICDC. Scientists from all over the world can study the information from dogs and compare it with human cancer patient data from the Cancer Research Data Commons! This is expected to lead to a much better understanding of the similarities and differences between canine and human cancer and better outcomes for cancer patients in both species. Multiple Purdue scientists are involved in the effort and have contributed two of the initial data sets in the Commons.