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Canine Clinical Trials

Why enroll your dog in a clinical trial?
About Canine Oncology Clinical Trials
Find a Canine Clinical Trial

Why enroll your dog in a clinical trial?

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor of dogs. Nearly 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with this cancer each year.  The incidence of osteosarcoma in dogs is anywhere from 10-50x higher than in humans.  Research in dogs will one day mean better treatment for kids.

Enrolling a dog in a clinical trial can offer several potential benefits to both the individual pet and the broader veterinary community. Here are some reasons why pet owners may consider enrolling their dogs in clinical trials:

  • Access to Cutting-Edge Treatments: Clinical trials often investigate novel treatments, therapies, or medications that are not yet available to the general public. By participating in a clinical trial, pet owners may gain access to potentially more effective or advanced treatments for their dog's condition.

  • Contributing to Scientific Knowledge: Clinical trials are essential for advancing veterinary medicine. By participating, pet owners help researchers gather data and evidence that can lead to new understandings of diseases, improved treatments, and better overall care for animals in the future.

  • Expert Monitoring and Care: Dogs enrolled in clinical trials receive close monitoring and care from experienced veterinarians and researchers. This regular attention can be beneficial in managing the dog's health and detecting any changes or side effects early on.

  • Potential Cost Savings: In some cases, the cost of participating in a clinical trial may be partially or fully covered by the sponsoring organization. This can ease the financial burden on pet owners, especially when dealing with expensive medical treatments.

  • Supportive Community: Pet owners in clinical trials become part of a supportive community of other caregivers and veterinary professionals who are invested in finding solutions and improving the health outcomes for animals.

  • Personal Satisfaction: Knowing that they are actively contributing to the advancement of veterinary medicine and potentially helping other animals in the future can be personally rewarding for pet owners.

Before enrolling a dog in a clinical trial, it's crucial for pet owners to thoroughly understand the study's purpose, potential risks, and benefits. They should also discuss the decision with their primary veterinarian to ensure it aligns with their dog's specific health needs and well-being. Clinical trials typically have specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, so not all dogs will be eligible for every study. Therefore, it's essential to work closely with the research team to determine the most suitable options for the dog's condition.

Find a Canine Clinical Trial

NCI Comparative Oncology Program

NCI Comparative Oncology ProgramNCI-Funded Canine Immunotherapy Trials Network

Veterinary Oncology Programs

Institution

COTC* Member

PRECINCT+ member

Location

*The Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC) is an active network of twenty academic comparative oncology centers, centrally managed by the NIH-NCI-Center for Cancer Research's Comparative Oncology Program, that functions to design and execute clinical trials in dogs with cancer to assess novel therapies. Trials are carried at COTC member institutions, which currently include 22 sites.

+The primary mission of the Pre-medical Cancer Immunotherapy Network for Canine Trials (PRECINCT) is to provide infrastructure and oversight to a highly collaborative and interactive network of researchers and clinician scientists working to accelerate the translation of next generation immunotherapies through comparative oncology.

Canine Osteosarcoma Clinical Trials

Institution

Trial Name

Contact

Cornell University
Kelly Hume, DVM, DACVIM
krh73@cornell.edu
Clinical trials coordinator
607.253.3060
vet-research@cornell.edu
COTC: Colorado State University, The Ohio State University, Columbus, UC Davis, University Of Missouri, University of Wisconsin
Christina Mazcko,
Program Manager 240-760-7094
mazckoc@mail.nih.gov
COTC:
Colorado State University
Purdue University
The Ohio State University
University of Illinois
University Of Missouri
University of Wisconsin
Christina Mazcko,
Program Manager
240-760-7094
mazckoc@mail.nih.gov
COTC: Colorado State University
University of California at Davis
University of Illinois
University of Wisconsin
Christina Mazcko, Program Manager
240-760-7094
mazckoc@mail.nih.gov
COTC:
University of Pennsylvania
Christina Mazcko,
Program Manager
240-760-7094
mazckoc@mail.nih.gov
Iowa State
Dr Chad Johannes
515-294-4900
cmj15@iastate.edu
Dr Meg Musser
515-294-4900
mmusser@iastate.edu
Kansas State University
Kris Richardson,
Clinical Trials Coordinator
785-532-3046
ClinicalTrials@vet.k-state.edu
Louisiana State University
Sita Wither
swithers1@lsu.edu
Sarah Keeton
sorlik1@lsu.edu
Tufts University
clinicaltrials@tufts.edu
University of Florida
Oncology Staff
352-392-2235 to schedule an evaluation, or complete the Study Interest Form to see if your dog qualifies.
University of Florida
Oncology Staff
352-392-2235 to schedule an evaluation, or complete the Study Interest Form to see if your dog qualifies.
University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College
Charly McKenna mckennch@uoguelph.ca
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Kamerer, Clinical Trials Coordinator
217-300-6453
rmoss81@illinois.edu
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Kamerer,
Clinical Trials Coordinator
217-300-6453
rmoss81@illinois.edu
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Kamerer,
Clinical Trials Coordinator
217-300-6453
rmoss81@illinois.edu
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Kamerer, Clinical Trials Coordinator
217-300-6453
rmoss81@illinois.edu
University of Minnesota
Mitzi Lewellen
lewel001@umn.edu
University of Minnesota
Andrea Chehadeh
Research Study Technician Specialist
aleckert@umn.edu
612-625-3157
University of Minnesota
Andrea Chehadeh
Research Study Technician Specialist
aleckert@umn.edu
612-625-3157
University of Minnesota
Amber Winter, CVTResearch Professional 2
alwinter@umn.edu
612-624-1352
University of Minnesota
Kelly Reid, CVT
Senior Research Study Technician
czap0013@umn.edu
612-625-7645
University of Missouri
muoncology@missouri.edu
Please note trial of interest in the subject line.
University of Pennsylvania
The Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center
215-573-0302
vcic@vet.upenn.edu
University of Pennsylvania
CIC department at 215-573-6610 or email the study coordinator at jchiango@upenn.edu
Updated February 29, 2024