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Identification of Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) markers in Canine Urine


The most common type of urogenital cancer in dogs is transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). TCC is most often found in the bladder, but can also develop in the kidneys, ureters, prostate, and urethra. We are comparing the urine and blood from dogs with cystitis and urogenital (mainly TCC) cancers. The DNA of sloughed epithelial cells (from urine) will be extracted and utilized for PCR analysis for cytogenetic markers of TCC. Blood samples will be used to evaluate the presence of metastasis and serve as an internal control for affected animals

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There is no financial incentive to take part in this study.


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