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Veterinarian Technician August 2008 (Vol 29, No 8)

Morris Animal Foundation Launches Canine Cancer Web Presentation

    Dog owners view cancer as the greatest health threat to their beloved pets. One in four dogs die from cancer, making it the number one cause of death in dogs older than 2 years of age. To educate pet owners about canine cancer, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has posted a presentation on its website at www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/ccexclusive.

    The presentation includes a question-and-answer session conducted by three veterinary oncologists from the Colorado State University animal cancer center. Questions have been submitted from owners whose dogs are suffering from cancer, as well as animal lovers, dog breeders, boarding kennel managers and others.

    In addition, the website offers canine cancer facts and updates from the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. This prestigious institute is at the forefront of research benefiting both animals and humans. Links are provided to Cornell's "Pet Owner's Guide to Cancer" and other cancer educational sites.

    Finally, the site links pet owners to websites of many of the leading veterinary and canine cancer centers in the United States and the United Kingdom so they can access excellent resources closest to their home.

    MAF also has launched an unprecedented global campaign to raise funds to cure canine cancer in the next 10 to 20 years and while seeking the ultimate cure, to develop more effective treatments for dogs suffering from cancer today. MAF is funding canine cancer research at many of the top veterinary colleges in the world. Learn more about the campaign at www.CureCanineCancer.org.

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