Fighting Back
Cancer treatments span the species and doctors and vets are now collaborating together (click here to see an April 2006 CBS news article & video). The National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research has instituted a critical Comparative Oncology Program. Here, clinical veterinary oncologists are using naturally occurring cancers in animals to better understand and treat cancer in humans.

Agents known to be carcinogens include: herbicides, insecticides, second-hand smoke, radiation exposure, and some viruses. For this reason, we use filtered water and home-mixed (vinegar & mild soap) cleaning products. We also use no pesticides, and treat our lawn organically through NaturaLawn. The Golden Retriever Club of America has also designed a page with cancer research contact information. Click here to print a copy, then having it placed in your dog's veterinary chart. 

Below, learn more about preventing cancer and bold therapies now being used and those on the horizon.

Can We Prevent Cancer? — This article shares a different perspective that we feel is quite important. In fact, we are utilizing many of its suggestions.

New Therapies — It is an exciting time in the research world given so many recent advances with the mapping of the genome, stem cell transplantation, and more.
Gene Therapy for Cancer
Cancer Vaccines
Virus Therapy for Cancer
Canine Stem Cell Transplantation
Post Genomic Possibilities

The Future of Biomarkers & Personalized Medicine
ATP-Based Chemosensitivity Testing - New Direction for Chemotherapy

Comparative Oncology: Clues from Dogs — This comprehensive article from Scientific American does a fabulous job of demonstrating the importance of comparative oncology, and its role in benefiting many species.

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