Canine Disease Research Contacts

If you or someone you know has a dog with any one of these conditions, contact the researchers listed. They are looking for samples from ALL breeds, so any information we can give them will help them to help our dogs. Forms, and information on submission of samples, are found on each website or email the contact person listed.

  • B-Cell Lymphoma: Blood Samples from affected dogs and healthy dogs, 8 years old or older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.,edu
  • Border Collie Collapse: For Instructions on participation and submitting samples, follow this link http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vbs/faculty/Mickelson/lab/EIC/bordercollieEIC/home.html University of Minnesota, Katie Minor RN, minork@umn.edu
  • Border Collies with light/shadow-chasing behaviors: Complete a survey (PDF opens in new window) and blood sample. See flyer (PDF opens in new window) for more information. Tufts University, Niwako Ogata, niwako.ogata@tufts.edu
  • Brain Tumor: Blood and tumor samples from affected dogs. North Carolina State University – http://cvm.ncsu.edu/vth/clinical_services/neuro/brain_tumor.html
  • Diabetes: Blood Samples from affected dogs (Border Collies added to the study.) The Broad Institute, Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu
  • Epilepsy: Blood samples from affected dogs and unaffected relatives.  University of Minnesota – Katie Minor, minork@umn.edu
  • Hemangiosarcoma: Blood samples from affected dogs, and healthy dogs 8 years and older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu
  • Hemangiosarcoma: Tissue samples from affected dogs. University of Colorado – info@modianolab.org
  • Histocytic sarcoma: Blood samples from affected dogs. National Human Genome Research Institute – Dana Mosher, mosherd@mail.nih.gov
  • Lymphoma: Tissue samples from affected dogs. University of Colorado – info@modianolab.org
  • Malignant Histiocytosis: Blood samples from affected dogs. National Human Genome Research Institute – Dana Mosher, mosherd@mail.nih.gov
  • Mammary Tumors: Blood samples from affected dogs and healthy dogs 8 years old or older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu
  • Mast Cell Tumors: Blood samples from affected dogs and healthy dogs 8 years old or older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu 
  • Melanoma: Blood samples from affected dogs and healthy dogs 8 years old or older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu
  • Melanoma: Blood samples from affected dogs. Sample Collection kits provided by the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium (CHCC) and will pay for shipping. Van Andel research Institute. Dr. Roe Froman, roe.froman@vai.org
  • Osteosarcoma: Blood samples from affected dogs and healthy dogs 8 years old or older. The Broad Institute – Michele Perloski, dog-info@broad.mit.edu
  • Osteosarcoma: Tissue samples from affected dogs. University of Colorado – info@modianolab.org
  • Sensory Neuropathy Affecting the Border Collie: Fred Winingere VMD, MS DACVIM (neurology), Assistant Professor Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery, University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine
  • T-Cell Lymphoma: Blood samples from affected dogs. National Human Genome Research Institute – Dana Mosher, mosherd@mail.nih.gov

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