Updated January 28, 2009
- Lymphoma Study for the Dogue de Bordeaux -
Unfortunately, many people in the Bordeaux community have experienced the heart -ache of a lymphoma diagnosis in their dogue, or known someone who has. Recent data from the DDBSA "Cause of Death Survey" indicates that lymphoma is now the second leading cause of death in our breed. As an oncology resident and Dogue de Bordeaux owner I would like to try and figure out why, as well as what differences exist in our breed compared to other breeds where this disease is also seen. The goal of this study is to help our breed and to contribute to the veterinary lymphoma literature.
Now appears to be an opportune time to study this disease in our breed, as our pedigrees have recently been well organized in preparation for our transition to AKC registration. In addition, our American Dogue de Bordeaux population is relatively small, hopefully allowing for a representative look at lymphoma in the Dogue de Bordeaux. Working together to investigate this disease, we should be able to better characterize and address lymphoma in the Dogue de Bordeaux.
The Dogue de Bordeaux lymphoma study is an anonymous study which will compile medical record information offered by DDBSA members and nonmembers to better characterize lymphoma in the Dogue de Bordeaux. The study will analyze medical information for Dogue de Bordeaux who have been treated for lymphoma or are currently being treated for lymphoma. Of particular interest is the lymphoma cell type noted in each case (B-cell vs. T-cell) as well as obtaining unstained biopsy samples for further analysis.
Please click on the link below (for PDF readers) or copy and paste in your address bar (for printed readers) to participate in this study. Pedigree analysis is available but not required, it you are interested please let me know in the "comments box".
Hamilton, DVM, MSU Oncology Resident
All contents Copyright 1998-2011 by the Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America, Inc. (DDBSA) No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or in part in any means, electronic or paper, without express written permission by the DDBSA. Print out and reproduction of the page in whole with http: address visible is permitted.