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Cancer Info

Cancer is the leading cause of death in humans under the age of 85, as well as the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs. The estimated lifetime risk for cancer in both people and dogs is approximately 1 in 3, so as a group of diseases, cancer represents one of the major medical priorities for our society. We have focused much of our effort to study cancers that occur naturally in people and dogs. Our pet dogs share our environment closely, allowing us to examine not only the heritable risk factors, but also those associated with the environment.

Here, we have provided links to reputable web sites that offer detailed information on cancer causes, prevention, and treatment, as well as support for patients and families. For cancer patients and relatives, we recommend you visit the web sites for the National Cancer Institute, for the American Cancer Society, and for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

Families who have a pet with cancer may wish to visit the Veterinary Medical Center and the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program of the University of Minnesota.

The links to the left will give you some information on the types of canine cancer we study in our laboratory.