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Breed club - Raising funds for cancer research

  • June 17, 2015 4:37 PM EDT

    My nasal tumor dog is a rare breed. This breed tends to develop cancer around the age of 9. Our breed club is a 501(c)(3) that plans to raise funds for research. Is there an institution you could direct me to?

    • 34 posts
    June 17, 2015 5:22 PM EDT

    There are many good research institutions in the country who could help you with study of your dogs for cancer risk.  Understanding exactly what you want to come of the research and being realistic about the cost of that outcome is important.  The Canine Health Foundation and Morris Animal Foundation sponsor quite a bit of breed-based cancer research.  Contacting individual laboratories like the University of Missouri’s Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory could be helpful as well.