Pfizer CCOGC Biospecimen Repository Tissues
It was decided that the specific cancers to be selected should represent those that were not only major problems in the dog population, but which also have significant comparative value in human cancer investigation. Accordingly cancer specific goals included the collection of 600 samples each from dogs with lymphoma, osteosarcoma and melanoma. Samples collected from each patient will include tumor, normal tissue, blood, and urine. An additional 1,200 samples would represent at least four other histologies (300 each), selected in consultation with the broader community and sponsoring agencies. Five additional cancer histologies were selected during 2007. These are hemangiosarcoma, malignant histiocytosis, lung cancer, mast cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and hemangiosarcoma. The seven active collection sites commenced collection of these additional histologies in April 2008.