Project on Canine Transmissible Tumour Worldwide Distribution

Cancer Genome Project, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge

CTVT (also known as Sticker's Sarcoma, Infective Venereal Tumour, TVT, Venereal Sarcoma) is a common disease of dogs and is found worldwide. Primary tumours occur on the external genitalia of both sexes and the disease is usually transmitted during mating.

The aim of the research project is to collect data on worldwide prevalence of CTVT, which will help us to identify any CTVT risk factors and therefore possible CTVT prevention. In addition to filling a questionnaire, we would like to invite you to participate in research collaboration by collecting samples. Collection of samples will be used for a genetics study of transmissible cancers and the evolutionary processes which have permitted their emergence and spread.

All the data will be kept confidential. Your contribution to this project is much appreciated!

For further information about the CTVT project contact:

Andrea Strakova
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University of Cambridge
as2112@cam.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth Murchison
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Cancer Genome Project
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
epm27@cam.ac.uk

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My email address: ctvt@sanger.ac.uk
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All materials required for sampling as well as postage are paid for by us. The Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute officially approves the collection and use of animal tissues for this study and is happy for me to notify this approval to all veterinarians and veterinary organisations involved in collecting samples.
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