Canine Cancer Genome Project

Mapping cancer to help find treatments and a cure for pets and people

Did you know?
-One in four dogs is diagnosed with cancer; 50% of dogs over 10 years old die of cancer
-One in two men and one in three women in the U.S. are also diagnosed with cancer
-The most common pet cancers are similar to those common in people, especially children

The Blue Buffalo Foundation and Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) have partnered to embark on the Canine Cancer Genome Project to map tumor genomes in the most common canine cancers.

Studying similarities between pet and human cancers can advance the prevention and treatment of these life-threatening diseases, empowering researchers with valuable knowledge that can help dogs, cats and people diagnosed with cancer.

Our foundation is proud to commit a $1 million grant to help fund this crucial study with the Animal Cancer Foundation. ACF is a leading philanthropic organization that has been dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding comparative oncology research since 1999.

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