Current Clinical Trials
We have many opportunities for pet animals to participate in clinical trials. Each listing below has a quick summary plus a link to more information for each study.
Clinical Trials Seeking Participants
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma (HSA)
Dogs diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen or liver scheduled for surgery at the VMC (splenectomy or lobectomy) for a clinical trial of an autologous vaccine (made from the dog's own tumor cells)
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma, other splenic lesions, other cancers and healthy young dogs
Multi-phase study to develop effective methods for early detection and for prevention of canine hemangiosarcoma. Phase 1 to blood sample dogs in four categories, with follow up sampling.
Dogs with any malignancy that can be biopsied repeatedly (not hemangiosarcoma or mast cell tumor)
Study to assess the safety and effectiveness of a cancer-killing virus when given to dogs with cancer. Eligible dogs will have tumors approx. 3 cm or greater that will not be surgically removed during the study.
VIGOR trial: Translational approach for development of a novel oncolytic immunotherapy for osteosarcoma
Dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma of a limb for a study of a new therapy given in the hospital, followed by amputation and chemotherapy
Learn more about the VIGOR trial
Dogs with grade 2-3 mast cell tumor
Dogs with non-resectable (not removable), aggressive mast cell tumor for fully-funded, blinded, placebo-controlled study
Brain tumor trials
Dogs with solitary brain tumors with MRI diagnosis of meningioma for a twelve month trial at the Veterinary Medical Center.
Animal Cancer Care and Research
Dogs with type-1 diabetes treated with NPH insulin
Study for diabetic dogs to determine if an injectable plasmid leads to better tolerance of human NPH insulin and improves clinical status.
Diabetic cats: once daily medical therapy field efficacy and safety trial
Study for cats with newly-diagnosed diabetic mellitus of a new once a day medical therapy
Study to determine the genetic risk factors for hyperlipidemia in high-risk breeds.
Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Border Collie and Dachshund dogs
Study seeking these breeds with a history of calcium oxalate stones or dogs > 9 years old which have never had calcium oxalate stones
Dogs with pain due to osteoarthritis in the knee or elbow joint
Study of an intra-articular (in the joint) injection of new pain treatment for dogs with chronic osteoarthritis
Dogs with osteoarthritis in one or two joints (hips, elbows, knees or shoulders)
Study to determine if a single injection of stems cells into 1 or 2 affected joints can help reduce signs associated with OA in pet dogs