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Obtaining information on cancer studies is difficult even though they receive $trillions in donations and funding but as of Oct. 2015, there are NO CURES for cancer.





Multi-breed cancer study involves mammary tumors, melanoma, lymphoma, mast cell tumors, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, some of which may be Vaccine Induced Disease ii (VID) deals in facts for dog owners.  When this was published In 2008, we thought we were doing a good service for dogs and for our readers.  We leave it to you to decide about cancer cures but suggest that you don't let hope blind you to reality.


It is now late 2015 and we are unable to find any documented cures for cancer.  There are hundreds of studies, and as many websites that troll for traffic with carefully crafted search engine returns.  Here is what we published in 2008, and the results in October 2015.


"What is the cancer rate in your breed?

The new canine cancer study research of 2008 included the following breeds of dogs: Akita, American Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, German Shepherd, Giant Schnauzer, Golden Retriever, Greyhound, Labrador Retriever, Leonberger, Mastiff, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Pointer, Pug, Rottweiler, Scottish Terrier, Standard Poodle, Standard Schnauzer, Toy Poodle.


After completing the dog genome sequencing project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and collaborators are now working on identifying disease genes predisposing to cancer. Identification of such genes could lead to carrier testing, a better understanding of the disease and long term better treatments for the disease in both dogs and humans. For More information go to: or contact:


For each of the below diseases researchers need blood samples from affected dogs as well as blood samples from healthy older (6 years) dogs.


Mammary Tumors

PI: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh Broad and Elizabeth McNiel, U. Minnesota Focus: English Springer Spaniel Additional breeds included: German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels and Boxers



PI: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh Broad and Phil Bergman, Animal Medical Center, NY Breeds included: ALL including Scottish Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Black Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, and Pugs



PI: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Broad Focus: Golden Retrievers, Boxers Additional breeds included: Cocker Spaniel, Rottweiler, Akita, Flat- Coated Retriever


Mast cell tumors

Collaborators: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Broad and Cheryl London, UC Davis Focus: Pugs and Chinese Shar-Pei Additional breeds included: Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Cocker Spaniel, Boxer


Researchers at the AMC Cancer Research Center and University of Colorado Health Science Center are looking for samples for the following projects:



Researchers need samples from any dog that has an AKC registration number. Eligible dogs will undergo standard of care treatment and provide blood samples as well. Availability of 2 or more unaffected relatives that are 6 years old is desirable. They also would encourage people who have dogs that are related to study subjects that are affected to participate. Owners of all dogs will be asked to fill out a follow-up questionnaire.



Researchers need blood samples from affected dogs for a study to map susceptibility genes. In some cases, samples may be applied to the development of a diagnostic test for hemangiosarcoma. Eligible dogs must have an AKC registration number. Owners of all dogs will be asked to fill out a follow-up questionnaire."


August 25, 2015 we sent an email to requesting an update on this study using Harvard and MIT's prestigious name.


On September 1st, 2015 we received a curt response from Michele Koltookian, Sample Coordinator, Vertebrate Genome Biology, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.  Get Instant Information on ii Cancer Research from The Broad Institute of Harvard, which is the verbatim reply from the Sample Coordinator.


Between 2005 and current, NetPlaces Network has published many articles on CANCER.  Two excellent examples are Cancer, Phytochemicals & Elligac Acid bySusan Thorpe-Vargas Ph.D and Canine Cancer Research Samples and the display links below.



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