Monday, February 27, 2017

Morris Animal Foundation receives $1 million grant for bone cancer research

The Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Foundation have partnered to sponsor a $1 million grant for Morris Animal Foundation to help fund the Foundation’s research initiative in osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in dogs.

“Morris Animal Foundation continues to invest in groundbreaking osteosarcoma research, and we are deeply appreciative of the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for their support of this important work,” said John Reddington, DVM, PhD, president and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. “This grant will help in our efforts to develop interventions to improve quality of life and survival time for our canine companions with this devastating disease.”

Current osteosarcoma statistics are grim:

--10,000 dogs are diagnosed in the United States each year.

--4,000-8,000 dogs die every year from metastatic disease.

--In 90 percent of dogs, osteosarcoma already has spread upon diagnosis.

--Eighty percent of dogs die within two years of diagnosis.

Information www.PetCancerAwareness.org.



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