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Leukemia represents a range of cancers, most often classified according to the type of blood cell affected and the clinical progression. Leukemia may be chronic, progressing slowly for many years with minimal symptoms, or acute, with sudden onset and rapid progression of symptoms, often resulting in euthanasia.

The true incidence of leukemia in dogs is unknown, but consensus opinion is that many cases remain undiagnosed. In previous studies Dr. Breen found that canine leukemia presents with characteristic chromosomal and genetic changes shared with those known in human leukemia.

In humans these chromosomal and genetic aberrations have been linked to disease progression and response to therapeutics, and in turn, this information drives clinical management of the patient.

In this multicenter study, Dr. Breen's group will use high-resolution genome-wide chromosomal evaluation to screen a large cohort of canine leukemia patients for the presence of recurrent chromosomal and genetic changes.

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