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Veterinary Practices and COVID-19

A new human coronavirus that emerged from China has put public health officials on high alert. Here’s the information veterinarians need, both to answer questions and to address potential medical shortage issues.

Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Growths in a Dog’s Mouth

An oral mass refers to a growth in a dog’s mouth or surrounding head region. While not all growths (masses) are cancerous, oral tumors can become malignant and fatal if they are not treated early and aggressively.

Oral Cancers in Dogs

Oral tumors in dogs are common. If your dog has suspected mouth cancer or has been diagnosed with oral cancer, learn more about oral cancer and treatment options.

Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration Associated with Feline Leukemia Virus

An 8-month-old male domestic cat presented with altered consciousness, symmetric ataxia, hypermetric gait, vertical positional nystagmus, mydriasis, strabismus, intention tremor of the head, and increased patellar reflexes. Neuro diagnosis suggested a multifocal brain dysfunction. The cat tested se

These Dogs are Getting a Cancer Vaccine. If it Works, Humans Could be Next

These Dogs are Getting a Cancer Vaccine. If it Works, Humans Could be Next Sourced through: cnn.com (CNN) – If you…

A New Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs

A New Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs Sourced through: whole-dog-journal.com University of Missouri veterinary oncologists partner with ELIAS Animal Health to…

Why Dogs Now Play a Big Role in Human Cancer Research | WIRED

There’s a strong chance your aging dog will get cancer—but your pupper could also help humans survive it.

New Canine Cancer Research Could Help Flatcoated Retrievers

The Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge is going to conduct new research to enable the creation…

Bartonella Bacteria Found in Hemangiosarcoma Tumors from Dogs

Researchers find more evidence of a possible connection between persistent bacterial infection and blood vessel cancer in dogs.

A Cancer Drug Trial For Dogs Presented At The RSNA Annual Meeting

What do you do when your best friend is diagnosed with a cancer that kills most of its patients within a few months? A few brave dog owners turned to Johns Hopkins, where veterinarians, radiologists and physicists have teamed up to conduct an experimental trial of a therapy they hope will extend…

Good News for Dogs with Cancer

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Are You Killing Your Dog with Kindness?

Our dogs rely on us to keep them happy and healthy. In return, dogs provide us with love and companionship.  All too often though, we are damaging our dog’s health without even realizing it. We tend to love our dogs in the wrong way. We cave into those puppy dog eyes, we want to cuddle…

Canine Melanoma

Canine melanoma is the umbrella term for a group of melanocytic tumor subtypes that are so complex and diverse (yet distinct from each other) that they can sometimes seem as if they are different diseases entirely.

Your Pet’s Health May Tell You Something About Your Own

Vets report that pets often have the same physical and mental health issues as their human companions.

Working Toward a Cure for Bone Cancer in Dogs & Children

Drawing on groundbreaking immunotherapy techniques pioneered at Penn, the Vet School’s Nicola Mason is working toward a cure for bone cancer in dogs and children and to spark broader advances in the field of comparative medicine. By Kathryn Levy Feldman | Photography by Candace diCarlo As the owner of four Saint Bernards, Kelly Buss knew…

TGen-Ethos Underscore Need for Setting High Standards in Veterinary Cancer Diagnostic

Ethos Veterinary Health, Ethos Discovery, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, announced today that they have developed a highly accurate test for the diagnosis of canine …

New Study May Improve Cancer Treatment for Dogs

Finding could be used to assess how best to treat dogs with mast cell tumours. Scientists have successfully identified genetic changes in canine mast cell tumours that are linked to the spread of tumours.

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

An immunotherapy based on autologous canine osteosarcoma cells resulted in remission for more than 400 days after surgery, compared with 270 days for dogs in a different study treated with chemotherapy, researchers reported at the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference.

Osteosarcoma | What’s on the Horizon?

Christine Mullin, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)• Craig A. Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)• Julius M. Liptak, BVSc, MVetClinStud, FACVSc, DACVS-SA, DECVS, ACVS…

ACF Grant 2016 : The Hope of CAR-T Therapy (Update)

Recently, a new treatment for human B cell cancers called CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell) therapy has made headlines around…

Custom Rx for Your Pet With Cancer

My veterinary oncologist wrote a compounding pharmacy prescription for my pet.  Why? In many circumstances, cancer therapeutics are not specifically manufactured…

Bocker’s Legacy

Some people believe that everything we do in life and everyone we meet is put in our path for a purpose….

Post. Share. Support. #CurePetCancer

Shine the spotlight on your amazing pet by sharing a special photo or story that shows what it means to you…

ACF Grant 2017: Pioneering Cancer Research

“We are very excited to receive this award to test elephant P53 (EP53) in growing cancer cells that come from pet…

$1M Gift Could Answer The Research Gap

Funds Donated by The Blue Buffalo Foundation Will Help Map the Most Common Canine Cancer Genomes and Place Genomic Data in…

Raising Over $15,000 For a Cure

Over 135 veterinary professionals and volunteers, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and hospital support from lower Connecticut and Westchester, New York came…

Cancer & Your Pet: What You Should Know

Pet Parents who welcome new puppies and kittens into their families likely aren’t thinking that their precious new addition could someday…

Come Clean for Cancer

JOIN US AT PETVALU-US LOCATIONS WITH PET SELF-WASHES,  YOUR PET SELF-WASH $10 FEE IS DONATED TO ACF ALL WEEKEND! LOCATIONS IN CONNECTICUT,…

Show Your Pet Some Love

Show Your Pet Some Love! Picaboo and ACF have teamed up for Valentine’s Day 2017!  Proceeds from the sale of Valentine’s…

Animal Cancer Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift to Inaugurate Canine Cancer Genome Project

“We are proud to support Animal Cancer Foundation in their important work helping to find ways to cure this terrible disease…

ACF Grant 2016: Canine CAR-T Therapy

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this award from Animal Cancer Foundation to support our ongoing work developing genetically re-directed T-cells…

Is There a Clinical Trial for My Pet?

At Animal Cancer Foundation, we are asked many questions regarding the best resources for pets and pet parents facing a cancer…

Be Brave With Bravelets™

Time to Be Brave™ with Bravelets.  Use code Hello2017 before midnight tonight and you will receive 17% off your purchase AND…

We Did It! $50K! #CurePetCancer

(December 31, 2016) Sometimes, we are astonished what we can do when we come together as a community of pet parents….

Come Clean for Cancer Raises Over $35K

ACF co-President Annie Selkovits Taylor and ACF spokespaw Bocker the Labradoodle joined the PetValu-US staff in the local Milford CT PetValu…

ACF Grant Awards 2015: Offering Hope to Pets & Pet Parents

“Kids and animals often develop very similar types of cancer. When pediatricians, scientists, and veterinarians work together, research can improve treatments…

Investing in Our Life-Saving Work

We’re barking out loud here at Animal Cancer Foundation!  For the second year in a row, we have been awarded a…

Teaming Up With Bocker

I’m Bocker the Labradoodle, have we met? You may have seen me in any number of magazines where I appeared as…

Walking to Wipe Out Pet Cancer

Brea, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2015) – A crowd of canines took to the shores of Long Beach, Calif. as they accompanied…

Personalized Cancer Treatment Vision

UPDATE (November 2015) –  Institute of Medicine Publishes Workshop Highlights, The Role of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer…

ACF Named Pet Hero Award Winner

(photo credit courtesy of http://richardlewinphotography.com) The Pet Philanthropy Circle, a non-profit based in Water Mill, recently hosted their national 2015 Pet Hero…

ACF Grant 2013: Invasive Urinary Bladder Cancer Update

“Bladder cancer has not been a focus of human studies, but the ACF supported work in dogs is now providing justification…

Nutrition & Cancer: Do’s and Don’ts

In case you were wondering what a typical day in the life of a Veterinary Nutrition Specialists is like, my working…

Come Clean Raises Funds & Awareness

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 PetValu, North America’s largest pet retailer, hosted the 2nd annual “Come Clean for Cancer” pet self-wash event to…

Fetch It Yourself

My dad wanted to be a veterinarian, but became an accountant instead.  As a result of his thwarted ambition, during my…

​Feeding a Dog That Has Cancer

Dogs with cancer have special nutritional needs. In human patients with cancer, it has been shown that malnutrition can increase the…

10 Warning Signs of Cancer

Pets have become members of our families and we want to insure that they live the longest and best lives they…

ACF Grant 2015: The Future of Effective Dosing

“The grant allows our team to investigate the effects of AF in tumor-bearing dogs to establish a biologically effective dose, which…

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