2 Million Dogs – The Blog

Cancer. Touches. Everyone.

Posts Tagged ‘World Cancer Day’

What is Comparative Oncology?

Posted by Erich Trapp on February 4, 2011

Today is World Cancer Day. Much of the focus is on human cancers and what can be done to prevent and cure them. But comparative oncology goes beyond human cancer studies to incorporate canine patients as well.

Humans and dogs have been partners over the centuries, and now we’re again helping one-another, through the field of comparative oncology, to understand cancer, teaming up with our best friends to develop studies and treatments that “span the species.” There is an excellent overview of comparative oncology and how doctors and veterinarians are collaborating in understanding the parallels, as well as the differences, in canine and human cancers, presented by The Land of Pure Gold. Click here to visit their page and learn about:

• environmental risks of cancer
• the predisposition of some breeds for certain types of cancers
• therapeutic strategies for a variety of cancers
• cancer and gene imaging systems
• clinical trials
• cancer clues in dogs
• cancer resistance

as well as a host of other invaluable resources.

And please visit our web page for a list of the early warning signs of canine cancer.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

World Cancer Day

Posted by Erich Trapp on February 3, 2011

Honestly, I’d really wish they’d have called it World Cancer Awareness Day. Somehow World Cancer Day just doesn’t sound very positive.

Anyway, from the UICC: On the 4th of February, 2011, the Union for International Cancer Control and its partner organizations will run campaigns all over the world to raise awareness for a disease that causes millions of deaths every year [both human and animal], many of which could have been prevented.

More than ever before there is a need for a concerted and coordinated fight against cancer, and the UICC believes that World Cancer Day can play its part by providing an even bigger platform for cancer messages.

Sharing from BoneCancerDogs, IncPlease take 5 minutes Friday, February 4th to share your cancer knowledge with someone you know. With 1 in 4 dogs getting tumors in their lifetime, the more info shared the better. Let the voices of those who have been affected by cancer be heard.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »