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Clinical Trials

FoundationAwardsClinical trials are research studies where patients volunteer to test new drugs or devices for effectiveness and safety. If your pet meets the requirements for a clinical trial, you can choose for your pet to participate. While doctors don’t know how trials will turn out, new treatments can be discovered through clinical trials, and your pet could be one of the first to receive them through these studies.

A relatively new field of study that is helping pets is Comparative Oncology. This the study of cancer that naturally occurs in pets; scientists use the information from this research to try to find treatments that work for humans as well as animals. Comparative Oncology also conducts clinical trials.

Links to find clinical trials:
VetCancerTrials.org – a searchable database of clinical trials for pet cancer
National Cancer Institute – Center for Cancer Research – links to Comparative Oncology clinical trials

Veterinary Medical Centers with Clinical Trials:

Alabama
Auburn University – College of Veterinary Medicine

California
University of California at Davis Veterinary Medicine

Colorado
Colorado State University – Flint Animal Cancer Center

Florida
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Georgia
University of Georgia

Illinois
Veterinary Teaching Hospital – College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois

Indiana
Purdue University – College of Veterinary Medicine

Massachusetts
Tufts University

Michigan
Michigan State University – Veterinary Medical Center

Minnesota
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary  Medicine

Missouri
University of Missouri

New Mexico
Veterinary Cancer Care

North Carolina
NC State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

New York
Animal Medical Center of New York

Ohio
Ohio State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Tennessee
University of Tennessee

Texas
Texas A&M University – Veterinary Medicine

Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison