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FCRSA Cancer Studies

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Research Study Participants Needed


Dr. Ostrander seeks participants for her important study, designed to

map the gene that predisposes Flat-Coated Retrievers to histiocytic sarcoma


Dr. Ostrander needs blood samples from

Dogs age 10 or older who have never had cancer

Dogs with histiocytic sarcoma or malignant histiocytosis


Kits for blood collection and shipping can be obtained from

[email protected] or [email protected]

Blood samples can also be shipped without a kit


Please participate in this important research

if you have a dog who is eligible

This study could lead to the development of a genetic

marker test to identify dogs who carry the disease gene


For more info

go to

or contact the Cancer Studies Support Team at

[email protected]

The FCRSA (Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America) is currently sponsoring 3 cancer studies. The studies are all in an effort to help our breed live a longer healthier life. If you own a qualifying dog please donate. Instructions and qualifications are on the FCRSA home page.