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!
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