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  • 14 Surprising Pet Poisoning Dangers

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at 08:24 AM

    These foods and household items are harmless to you, but can be fatal for your cat or dog. Heres how to keep your pets safe.

    Your pets may feel like members of your family, but that doesnt make them human. Foods and medications that are harmless to you-or even healthy for you-can actually be fatal for a dog or cat. Their bodies are different from ours, and while you probably know better than to let your furry friends near obviously harmful household chemicals and cleaners, the list doesnt stop...

  • Study reveals possible biological trigger for canine bone cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 07:20 AM

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    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs.

    The recent study uncovered an association between the increased expression of a particular gene in tumor cells and more aggressive behavior in a form of canine bone cancer. It may also have implications for human cancers by detailing a new pathway for tumor formation.

    Photo: Nik Hawkins

    The findings,...

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

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