It's being called a first-of-its-kind cancer study on dogs. It will track about 3,000 purebred canines over their entire lives, and use the findings to try and determine why some are more likely to get cancer than others. This will hopefully find ways to prevent cancer in dogs.
The study is led by Dr. Rodney Page at Colorado State University. Dr. Page has been focusing on golden retrievers since he says they have a high rate of developing cancer.
"This is the largest and first study of its kind in veterinary medicine." "It's a landmark study that will change the lives and the health of dogs for generations."
The study will focus on common cancers in dogs, but Dr. Page says he thinks the results will also help them learn more about other dog diseases like arthritis, skin disorders, and epilepsy.
For more information, go to http://www.coloradocancerblogs.org/conversation-rodney-page-dvm/
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