The Role of Companion Animals and Cancer Susceptibility in Humans: ACF Seeks Funding for Proposed Workshop

The Health and Medicine Division and the Division on Earth and Life Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes to convene an expert planning committee to develop a public workshop
that will examine the role of companion animals as biomonitors of relevant, shared environmental exposures that may affect human aging and cancer.  A summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be
published by the National Academies Press and will be made available online, free of charge.

Animal Cancer Foundation has been asked both to become a sponsor of the planning committee and to send representatives to this workshop based on ACF’s previous sponsorship and participation in a 2015 workshop: The Role
of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer Research which was published as a workshop summary.

The proposed workshop—The Role of Companion Animals as Sentinels for Predicting Environmental Exposure Effects on Aging and Cancer Susceptibility in Humans—is an opportunity the board of directors of Animal Cancer Foundation deems to be one of the most fertile grounds for development of research in the prevention of cancer in both people and pets. And we need your help to advance it!

Simply go to: acfoundation.org/companion and show your support today!