Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

We’ve written here before about the importance of T-cells, NK (Natural Killer Cell) immunotherapy, and new gene therapies, and the Puppy Up Foundation has contributed significantly to help fund a study with the University of Texas MD Andersen Cancer Center, a study titled, “Developing the molecular tools and evaluation of NK immunotherapy canine osteosarcoma.” This article focuses on the use of these new approaches in...

A Super Hero Runs Free

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

  This is a story we, at the Puppy Up Foundation, are all too familiar with, having lost many of our canine, and human, super heroes, including most recently, our 2016 Canine Cancer Super Hero, RILEY, last month on June 1. Posted Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 7:43 AM Canine Advocate Melanie Coy (Melanie Coy has been a pit bull fancier for 29 years....

Pediatric, Veterinary Oncologists Call for More Comparative Research

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Jul 19, 2017 By Michelle Maskaly Pharmaceutical Executive For most people, there isn’t an immediate connection between pediatric and canine cancer—unless you’re an oncologist, or researcher, who works in either of these fields. Then, the similarities are striking. Pediatric and canine cancer doctors, researchers, health advocates, government officials, and pharmaceutical leaders gathered last month in Washington, D.C. at the first Paws for a Cure...

Helping scratch your dog’s itch

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Some dogs have seasonal itches, and some scratch all the time. Here’s some advice from Jack Haskins. A trainer for more than 30 years, Jack has rescued, trained and placed more than 2,500 dogs. Send questions to theoldtrainer@gmail.com. Disclaimer: The Puppy Up Foundation does not endorse nor recommend any particular product, service, or treatment. We offer information strictly for educational and/or informational purposes. We...

Researchers hope studying dogs with cancer may help in the treatment of children with similar cancers

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Veterinary oncologist Dr. Chand Kanna treats pets who have cancer at Oncology Services in Springfield, Virginia. He also spent years at the National Cancer Institute researching the potential links between some cancers which afflict both dogs and children. “So if you take a human osteosarcoma, which is bone cancer, and you look at that under the microscope, the pathologist can’t tell you if it’s...

What? You Haven’t Entered the 10th Annual Puppy Up Canine Cancer Calendar Contest Yet! What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Calendar Contests, Puppy Up! Blog

Are you kidding? You haven’t entered yet? You haven’t voted? What’s up with that? Time is running out. ONLY 10 MORE DAYS! All voting ends at 12:00 pm EDT on July 30th. Seriously — your participation in and voting for contestants is vital to our work, and directly helps us fund the pioneering research we have always sought out and supported. Contributions in the...

Episcopal priest takes dying dog on road trip for ‘Last Howlelujah Tour’

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

ACNS News [Episcopal News Service] The Revd Bill Miller is taking a close friend to Las Vegas on vacation, but this trip is about the bark, not the bet. Revd Bill’s travelling companion is his 12-year-old dog Wili, who is dying of cancer, and Vegas is the final stop on a six-state road trip that the Episcopal priest from Louisiana is calling the “Last...

MediVet Biologics Launches Innovative Immunotherapy Trial for Canine Cancer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

Immunotherapy for cancer is experiencing a resurgence and is being studied to provide an affordable option for the treatment of cancer in dogs. July 11, 2017 6:11am Source Lexington, KY (PRWEB) July 11, 2017 MediVet Biologics, a global leader in veterinary biologic solutions for pets announced today in partnership with the Veterinary Cancer Group (Los Angeles, CA) a trial for dogs stricken with cancer....

July 11, 2017 Puppy Up Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Puppy Up! Blog

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” ― John Grogan, Marley and Me. In This Issue: WHAT? You Haven’t Entered the 10th annual “Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” Calendar Contest Yet?; Hollywood Feed Christmas in July; Recognizing and Treating Heatstroke in Dogs; Research: New...