Collection of Specimens and Health Information for Research in Canine Cancer


The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University was selected as a contributing site for theCCOGC Biospecimen Repository. This is an innovative multi-institutional endeavor organized by researchers at the NCI to create a large tissue repository of spontaneous canine cancers.

The tissues within these repositories will be used for future investigations by researchers at locations across the country to allow a better understanding of canine and human cancers.

Inclusion Criteria

Any dog that will be undergoing a surgical procedure as part of his/her treatment. At the time of surgery, the tumor is sent to the pathology laboratory for diagnosis or examination. When these tests are completed, the remainder of the tissue is usually discarded. We would like to acquire any left over tissue to use for archiving purposes.

Exclusion Criteria


Client Benefits

There is no direct benefit for participating in the tissue collection and banking. However your participation may help in understanding the genetic basis for canine (and possibly human) cancers.

Contact Information

Kristin Marshall, Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator
Phone: (508) 887-4422