Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
Investigators are enrolling all pure breed dogs that fall into any of the following categories:
1) Have been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (OSA)
2) Over 8 years old and without cancer
3) Have other types of cancer/hereditary diseases (see the comprehensive list at www.DogDNA.org)
Researchers need 5ml (= 1 teaspoon) of blood in a purple top tube (EDTA tube). The sample can be mailed in at room temperature, as long as it arrives within a week from the time it was taken. A consent form signed by the owner must be sent in with the sample. The consent form can be found on the website along with more detailed instructions.
If you are also able to donate a sample from your dog’s tumor in addition to the blood please contact the Modiano lab at the University of Minnesota by emailing Mitzi Lewellen. All samples sent to Dr. Modiano’s lab will be shared with the Broad Institute and with Dr. Matthew Breen’s laboratory at North Carolina State University. All the information regarding your dog is kept strictly confidential, and the genetic disposition of any dog is never to be made public.
We are looking forward to your participation!!!
Learn about research funding opportunites and submission procedures.
You can make contributions to support the specific areas of research that match your interests or greatest health concern.
Your help is needed with canine health research. DNA and tissue samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by certain diseases.