Determining the Transcriptome of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are tumors that arise from various skin and connective tissues under the skin, such as fat, muscle, cartilage, nerves, or small blood vessels. These tumors can occur from any site on the body and commonly regrow after tumor removal. While surgical removal and other therapies are available to treat these tumors, little is known as to why the occur in the first place. Dr. Andrew Miller and his lab are collecting samples of canine soft tissue sarcomas in order to determine their RNA molecules, otherwise known as transcriptomes. This information will one day lead to new treatments and preventives for these tumors.
ELIGIBILITY: Dogs at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals who are having surgery to remove a STS.
COMPENSATION: The cost of the histopathology after surgery to determine the STS is covered.
OWNER RESPONSIBILITY: No additional owner responsibility is required beyond your dog's normal appointments, surgery, and follow-up for the treatment of STS.