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Current Oncology Clinical Trials

Although we are making considerable progress in the fight against cancer, we still have a long way to go. Often, the best new information about cancer comes from animals participating in a clinical trial.

If you do not live in our region of the country, you may also check with the Veterinary Cancer Society to learn about trials in your area.

Canine Lymphoma

We are currently recruiting dogs with multicentric lymphoma for multiple ongoing clinical studies.

Canine B-cell Lymphoma

Learn more about our Canine B-cell Lymphoma Trial

Canine T-cell Lymphoma

Learn more about our Canine T-cell Lymphoma Trial

Canine Urinary Bladder Cancer

For dogs with urinary bladder cancer (TCC) affecting the bladder and/or urethra. The study is aimed at learning how the dog’s immune system can be stimulated to attack the cancer.

Learn more about our Canine Urinary Bladder Cancer Trial 

Intratumoral Immunotherapy for Canine Mammary Carcinoma

Veterinarians in the WCORC are evaluating a new immunotherapy drug called “IMAX” which is injected directly into mammary carcinomas in dogs.

Learn more about our Intratumoral Immunotherapy for Canine Mammary Carcinoma Trial

Canine Osteosarcoma

The WCORC and Purdue Institute for Cancer Research have recently launched a research program in canine osteosarcoma to identify new, effective therapies in dogs that will improve cure rates for both dogs and humans with this cancer. Our current focus is on collecting tumor tissues from dogs undergoing amputation to analyze them for susceptibility to novel drugs. A financial incentive of $500 per dog is available to help offset the cost of amputation to the owners of dogs contributing to this research.

Therapeutic trials are expected within the next 1–2 years.

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These pictures illustrate an external (Figure 1) and internal view (Figure 2) of an osteosarcoma bone tumor in a dog. These tumors can be extremely painful and amputation is often recommended to relieve discomfort. As the tumor becomes larger, the dog will be unable to walk on the affected limb.