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Canine health researchers throughout the country are looking for dogs to help them better understand disease. In some cases you and your dog need to live close to the research institution. In other cases you can participate no matter where you live. Learn more about the significant impact you can make on canine health reserch through your participation.

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) DNA Repository Canine Health Information Center

The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.  DNA samples from any purebred dog may be submitted at anytime.  Researchers may then access these samples to be included in their canine health studies.  Learn more at the CHIC website.

Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) 

The CCOGC collects tissues and fluids from dogs with specific cancer types following strict SOPs.  These procedures ensure all samples are of high quality and can be used consistently across multiple research projects.  The samples are assessable to any research project with scientific merit.  You can learn more about CCOGC and find a collection site near you at the CCOGC website.

Clinical Trials

If your dog has recently been diagnosed with a disease, there may be a clinical trial in your area investigating a treatment for that disease.  Enrolling in a clinical trial brings with it a commitment to follow through on therapies and testing. The benefits can include access to cutting edge medicine and the chance to help future generations of dogs. Resources for finding clinical trials.

Individual Research Projects

The below list of projects need participation and have contacted CHF for assistance.  Search for a study by the below criteria to narrow the selection.  More information may be obtained by selecting an individual project.

 

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DNA and Serum Samples Needed - HOD in Irish Setters

02/04/2015
Breed(s): Irish Setter
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: University of California - Davis

Samples Needed for Addison’s Disease Study

01/26/2015
Breed(s): -All Dogs, Standard Poodle
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: North Carolina State University

T-Cell Lymphoma Clinical Trial (Multi-agent Chemotherapy)

10/03/2014
Breed(s): Basset Hound, Bullmastiff, German Shepherd Dog, Saint Bernard, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Airedale Terrier, Golden Retriever, Scottish Terrier
Disease(s): Lymphoma
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: Multiple Veterinary Oncology Centers Nationwide

Immunolight Therapy Clinical Trial for Canine Malignancies

10/03/2014
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Disease(s): Cancer
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

DNA Samples Needed from Scottish Terriers for Hyperadrenocorticism Study

10/03/2014
Breed(s): Scottish Terrier
Study Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Blood and DNA Samples Needed from Boxer Dogs and French Bulldogs for Granulomatous Colitis Study

10/03/2014
Breed(s): French Bulldog, Boxer
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: Cornell University

T-Cell Lymphoma Clinical Trial (CCNU Chemotherapy)

10/03/2014
Breed(s): Basset Hound, Bullmastiff, German Shepherd Dog, Saint Bernard, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Airedale Terrier, Golden Retriever, Scottish Terrier
Disease(s): Lymphoma
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: Multiple Veterinary Oncology Centers Nationwide

Blood Samples Needed for GDV/Bloat Study

08/29/2014
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Study Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs

08/26/2014
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Disease(s): Sports Medicine
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (VOSM) Group in Annapolis Junction, MD

Clinical Trial for Dogs with Atrial Fibrillation and Structural Heart Disease

07/16/2014
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Study Type: Clinical Study
Study Location: Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

 

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 *The AKC Canine Health Foundation ensures studies are Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved and provide standard informed owner consent information before publicizing requests for participation. Not all projects listed are funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the inclusion of information about studies does not necessarily imply a recommendation for participation. This list is provided as a service to dog owners and breeders.

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