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Golden Retrievers Newly Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Veterinarians at the University of Missouri, Colorado State University, and Texas A&M University seek Golden Retrievers with a new diagnosis of lymphoma for an important research study. Goldens with lymphoma that has not yet been treated with chemotherapy or prednisone and who do not have elevated blood calcium may receive a diagnostic biopsy and flow cytometry analysis of their tumor at no cost for the procedures. Dogs must be evaluated at one of the participating Universities.

This study seeks to classify B cell lymphomas more thoroughly and will provide information to the owner that is valuable in making clinical decisions. It also seeks to determine the underlying alterations in the tumor cells to provide clues for cause and for new therapeutic approaches. Standard consultation fees apply, but eligible dogs will receive these two tests at no cost, and clients will learn within a week if their dog’s lymphoma is T or B cell.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact the appropriate University at the number below and ask to speak to the clinical trials coordinator:

University of Missouri, 573-882-7821
Colorado State University, 970-297-5000
Texas A&M, 979-845-2351

This trial is jointly funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Golden Retriever Foundation.

From the GRCA Research Facilitator
rhondahovan@aol.com or 330-338-4236

Dec 2014

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