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A Chance to Change Cancer Treatment

June 15, 2017

Finding out your dog has cancer is a devastating experience for many pet owners. If you also happen to be a veterinarian, emotions collide as you find yourself in the position of both owner and doctor, like Dr. Joe Schmidt and his wife, Sue.

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Catching Cancer in Cats

June 8, 2017

Although we tend to think of viruses causing diseases like the flu or common cold, it’s becoming increasingly clear that viruses have strong links to certain cancers, both in people and animals. Nowhere is this more obvious than in cats, where cancer-causing viruses have been recognized for decades.

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Dedicated to Finding Cures and Saving Lives

June 5, 2017

For Marla, being a participant in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a labor of love – love for Snickers and for the dogs she’s lost. Snickers, who also is a therapy dog, is a hero in her eyes, as are all the dogs enrolled in the study.

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How Does Cancer Affect Wildlife?

May 25, 2017

When considering issues affecting wildlife health, cancer doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, cancer is a problem for many wild animals and poses unique challenges for wildlife biologists, veterinarians and conservationists.

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New Equine Research Advances Battle Against Cancer

May 18, 2017

Cancer is found in diverse animal species, from mice to sharks. Horses are no exception. They share many of the same cancers seen in other animals as well as people; cancers which can be devastating for horses and their owners.

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Your Cat’s Best Defense against Cancer May Be Snuggling with You

May 11, 2017

Many of us do monthly or yearly cancer bump and lump checks on ourselves as part of our overall wellness efforts to catch any potential problems early – sometimes with lifesaving results. The same kind of lump and bump check can be a life-saving routine for our cats, too.

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Dr. Robin Downing Champions Morris Animal Foundation and Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

May 4, 2017

Always a passionate advocate for the animals who share our world, Dr. Downing has long supported the fight against cancer both professionally and in her own pets' lives.

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Join Morris Animal Foundation as We Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

April 25, 2017

Help us fight pet cancer and give our pets a better chance at a longer, healthier life – pets like Rocky, a beloved Dalmatian whose life was cut short by cancer – by making your gift today.

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A Child’s Love of Animals; A Family Honoring Their Son’s Dream

January 18, 2017 MAF

Most kids love animals in a big, warm and wonderful way. But Ben Cote took that love to a whole new level. After losing a fight with childhood cancer, his parents were determined to help see his dreams of helping animals come true.

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High School Freshman Receives First Place Award for Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

April 2, 2013

Cherry Creek High School freshman Apoorva Krishnan took her love for animals to the next level by getting involved in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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Fighting back during Pet Cancer Awareness Month

May 1, 2012 MAF

PETCO and the Blue Buffalo Co. Pledge to Raise $1 Million for Morris Animal Foundation.

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Developing DNA tests to diagnose cancer in cats

August 19, 2011

Every year, thousands of cats develop tumors that appear to be linked to routine vaccination and other injections. These injection site–associated sarcomas (ISASs) are typically more aggressive than sarcomas that occur spontaneously. In addition, ISASs often require more intensive treatment and show a higher risk of recurrence after surgical removal. For these reasons, accurate diagnosis of the tumor subtype can significantly affect the outcome for sarcoma patients.

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New Drug Administration Option Improves Cancer Treatment Success and Decreases Side Effects

August 17, 2011

Conventional chemotherapy drugs only modestly improve cancer survival rates while also causing notable side effects. Metronomic therapy, a novel method of administering chemotherapy that involves frequent, low-level doses of chemotherapy rather than higher doses given at longer intervals, may improve treatment response and decrease side effects.

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Study Identifies Promising New Drug Therapy for Feline Oral Cancer

June 22, 2011 MAF

About 10 percent of all tumors in cats are oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), making this the third most common tumor in cats.

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Betty White to Lead Canine Cancer–Fighting Dream Team for Morris Animal Foundation

May 19, 2011 MAF

PETCO and the Blue Buffalo Co. Pledge to Raise $1 Million for Foundation in Honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month Read more.


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Walk Raises Over $60,000 for Canine Cancer

May 1, 2010 MAF

The K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove, California, had raised more than $61,000 as of Saturday! We had more than 700 registered participants and 44 teams. This was more than double the original goal for both revenue raised and participants.

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Share Your Canine Cancer Memories and Stories

February 17, 2010 MAF

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Better Evaluation of Suspected Lymphoma Cause

November 18, 2009 MAF

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National Canine Health Initiative Discussed

October 27, 2009 MAF

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News About Facial Cancer in Horses

October 26, 2009 MAF

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