We at Canine Cancer
Awarness are pleased to announce our alliance with the National
Canine Cancer Foundation. In the
future, we will be adding information as to the current activities
at the NCCF. We will work together to provide our webpage visitors
important information while maintaining our own identies in our
fight on canine cancer.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide,
contribution funded, non-profit corporation whose mission is to
eliminating cancer as a major health problem in dogs by funding
grants for the scientific efforts of cancer researchers who are
working to save lives, find a cure, find better treatments dogs with
cancer, find more accurate, cost effective, diagnostic methods in
dealing with cancer, and diminishing dogs suffering from cancer
through research, education, advocacy, and
The NCCF's WE ARE
THE CURE campaign is truly worth supporting. As Canine Cancer
Awareness relies on the generosity of others to help us help those
owners who can't afford treatment for those dogs already affected,
the NCCF relies on support for ongoing research. It is the wish of
both of our organizations that no dog should suffer from this
disease again. Ironically, as CCA was started, NCCF was
also established as a result of dedicated dog owners who have
experienced cancer in their beloved dog.
September of 2006, a 3-year, NCCF funding
approved research program will begin for Therapeutic
inhibition of angiogenesis in canine tumors. It is expected that by
the end of the 3d year of NCCF-funded research, the
pathologists at the University of Pennsylvania expect to have
begun clinical trials involving at least some of these newly
developed therapeutics. By the very nature of anti-angiogenic
compounds, they can be applied towards a wide range of common canine
neoplasms ranging from Hemangiosarcoma to breast cancers to
B-lymphomas, which collectively account for the majority of
cancer-related deaths in dogs.
comes at a cost of $250,000 PER YEAR for each of the 3-years
proposed. As the cost of treating canine cancer isn't inexpensive,
the cost of research is also phenomonal.
The NCCF also
has a page specific to donations where those who have donated can
have their dogs photos posted along with their individual stories.
As we have our car magnet ribbons for supporters of CCA, the NCCF
offers magnetic pink paw prints as another means of fundraising.
their website for more information.