Animal Study Subjects  
 
     
Study subjects at the Animal Cancer Center (ACC) are client owned companion animals (dogs and cats) with spontaneously occurring cancers. These animals, especially dogs, are excellent research models because:
     
  Cancers resemble humans in size, cell kinetics, and biology
     
  “Real-world” environment (not artificial laboratory)
     
  Highly compliant patients (motivated owners)
     
  Human-like treatment protocols: adjunctive to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy
     
  Novel drug vectors are feasible
     
  Patients are not immuno-compromised, inbred-rodents with xenobiotic implanted tumors
 
 
     
 
  Cancer Treatment research community and investment decision makers put high value on companion animal data
     
  Genetically diverse like humans
     
  Genetically diverse like humans
     
  Similar oncogenes and tumor suppressor pathways to humans
     
  Comparative histologies in melanoma, NHL, leukemia, OSA, soft tissue sarcoma, prostate, mammary, lung, head and neck and bladder carcinoma
     
  Excellent model to study new treatment methods (inhalation) and to develop translatable novel therapeutics
     
  More time efficient, less cost, better model than rodents
 
     
 
 
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