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  • Do Spayed and Neutered Dogs Get Cancer More Often?

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday February 27th, 2015 at 08:12 AM


    Where I live, in America, its taken for granted that responsible owners spay or neuter their dogs. The population of homeless animals is still large enough that risking an unwanted litter is, to many owners, unthinkable. And spay/neuter is just what people do. But two papers were published, in 2013 and 2014, suggesting that these widely accepted surgical procedures may lead to increased long-term risk of certain kinds of cancers. These studies ignited a debate which had been smouldering for...

  • Making the final decision for a pet

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 10:23 AM


    Comedian Louie C.K. once said, getting a pet is a countdown to sorrow. He was referring to the inevitable loss we experience when our pets, who have shorter lifespans, die long before we do. So we wonder why we bring pets into our lives at all.

    We do it because pets add to our happiness and joy. Their playful nature and unconditional love rank tops in improving our health and lifting our spirits. And lets face it; its much easier to let the worries of the world fall away when there is a...

  • Phase II Study of Drug In Canine Lymphoma

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB announced today that the company has initiated a clinical Phase II study of Doxophos Vet for the treatment of canine lymphoma.

    This study will be conducted at two clinics in the United States and Sweden, respectively. It includes five dose cycles of Doxophos Vet, which contains the active ingredient in doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug in humans.

    The primary endpoint is the response rate in the treated dogs after five cycles.

    CEO of Oasmia said study is an...

  • Love to the Max: Texas A&M veterinarians help a family through the pain of canine cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday February 23rd, 2015 at 10:34 AM


    Upon entering the Bhatia home in Houston, its apparent that the family dog, Maxamillion, is as much a thread in the fabric of the household as his human counterparts.

    With an energetic tail and a doggy smile, Max is the first to greet any guest. In nearly every framed photo in the home, he poses for the camera. And, as his mom Gina Bhatia will tell you, it is required that Max go on almost all family vacations within driving distance. For the past eight years, Max has been part of the family,...

  • Dog's successful surgery sets stage for treating humans

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday February 20th, 2015 at 11:09 AM


    Almost five years ago, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever was operated on using a technique eventually patented by Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Rafael Davalos. The beloved family pet suffer from a cancerous mass in the brain, and all other forms of medical treatment had been exhausted. The operation eradicated the malignant tumor, and follow up examinations proved the procedures success.

    The teams findings were reported in the Feb. 14, 2011, issue of theJournal of...

  • 2nd Annual Gulliver's Run Trounces Canine Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday February 18th, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    A partnership that began 2 years ago in helping each other launch Gullivers Run and RunAgainstCanineCancer.org continues to grow as we fight canine cancer together!

    Year Two of Gullivers Run was another pawmark of success! Our human field doubled as did our canine field and people continue to support and encourage us with many kind words. Dogs just keep on having a great day out with their human companions and helped us raise $7600 for the National Canine Cancer Foundation!

    Race day 2014 was...

  • Artist paints pet portraits to raise money for cancer-stricken dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday February 16th, 2015 at 11:18 AM


    Shaun Mitchell deeply understood his own love for his cancer-stricken dog Charlie, but he was astonished to discover the depth of feeling shown by strangers.

    Last June, the 5-year-old boxer was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma and has been receiving treatment since that time. Although Mitchell and his wife Tasha have pet insurance, out-of-pocket expenses have been high, so Mitchell, a self-taught artist, decided he would offer up his artistic talents by painting portraits of other peoples pets...

  • This dog video will put you in the Valentine spirit

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday February 15th, 2015 at 05:41 AM

    The saying that a dog is mans best friend rings true, but more than that, dogs can bring people together.

    A common love for dogs can spark a conversation between complete strangers in a park. It can bring together a group of friends that might have never met under different circumstances. Some couples even treat their dog like their own child (practice before they actually have a kid).

    There are dog and pet lover groups on Facebook that bring together over tens of thousands of people on the...

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