The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, with the help of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, is screening dogs for a bladder and prostate cancer called urothelial carcinoma or transitional cell carcinoma (UC/TCC).
As part of this study, investigators will screen dog urine for a UC/TCC marker using the BRAF Mutation Detection Assay to hopefully diagnose UC/TCC before dogs develop signs of cancer.
- Your dog must be clinically healthy, with no signs of urinary tract infections
- Your dog must be at least 6 years old
- Your dog must be one of the following breeds: American Eskimo Dog, Beagle, Parson Russell Terrier, Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, West Highland White Terrier
- You must be willing to participate in the study for 12 months
- A free diagnostic test screening for UC/TCC.
- If invited to the NC State Veterinary Hospital or UW Veterinary Care, your dog will receive a complete exam including bloodwork, abdominal ultrasound of the urinary tract, and cystoscopy of the urinary tract at no cost to you.
- Dogs accepted into the study will also receive regular clinical follow-up for 12 months, at no cost to you.
How to Participate
To participate in this trial, you will be asked to do the following:
- Collect a urine sample from your dog
- Ship the sample to our laboratory using the self-addressed and postage-paid shipping containers.