UPDATE: Golden Retrievers Still Sought for Huge Canine Cancer Study

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Some 3,000 Golden Retrievers just like Dillon will participate in a huge study that will
help scientists and veterinarians find ways to prevent canine cancer.

photo by Pam, Phoenix

Last September, we posted about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, in which the Morris Animal Foundation plans to observe 3,000 Goldens for two years to gather data that will hopefully help prevent certain canine cancers. An Associated Press story running today highlights the goals of the research:

The study will focus on three cancers that can be fatal to the dogs, including bone cancer, lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) and a cancer in the blood vessels called hemangiosarcoma, Page said. He also expects the data to yield information about other dog diseases, like arthritis, hip dysplasia, hormonal and skin disorders and epilepsy. . . .

The project is still seeking dogs for the study, but the dogs must be under the age of two and be able to trace their pedigree back three generations. It’s a worthy project that might extend the lives of millions of dogs in the future.

Click here for the full story.

Click here to visit the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study page.

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