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.
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
The Golden Retriever Club of
America has also designed a page with cancer research contact
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.
— 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
Virus Therapy for Cancer
Canine Stem Cell
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.