Bioscience

Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium Seeks Participants for New Study

June 15, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ] – The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a “Grand Opportunities” grant to the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) of Grand Rapids, Mich. The grant will allow the institute to expand its canine cancer studies, which started with a project partially funded by the Canine Health Foundation focusing on hemangiosarcoma in Clumber Spaniels.

As such, VARI, along with the Translational Genomics Research Institute, has launched the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC), an alliance of veterinarians, scientists and physicians that will integrate genomic studies of dogs with phenotypic and pharmacologic tests to predict therapies for human disease.

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