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New Blood Test For Canine Cancer?

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Saw this on another list and was wondering if anyone here knew about it.


I know how difficult it was for my friend to determine whether her grey actually had osteo or not from X-rays and typical blood tests...




Yes, we are finally there!


A simple blood test to detect cancer in dogs!!!



Here is some key information about the blood test:


The VDI-TKcanine+  test has a 24-hour turnaround time to accommodate a quick response to ease the dog owners’ suspicions and concerns. VDI-TKcanine+ measures two separate parameters in the dog’s blood. The first parameter is an enzyme called thymidine kinase or TK for short. TK is released into the blood stream by cells that are undergoing unusually rapid cell division; a hallmark of cancer. The second parameter the test measures is a protein that detects when inflammation is present; another characteristic of most cancer types. Using these two measurements, VDI-TKcanine+ detects the presence of cancer, often in the early stages before the signs are more obvious.


VDI-TKcanine+ is a very accurate test, with a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 85% when the result falls into the category of “Positive.� Should the test result fall into the category of “High Positive,� the specificity rises to 99%.


For more information go to http://www.wearethecure.org/blood-test-for-canine-cancer




Hello, everyone. When we first started the National Canine Cancer Foundation and wrote our mission statement—to save dogs lives by finding cures, better treatments, and accurate, cost-effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine cancer—it was my hope and belief that I would someday get to write to all dogs owners a letter like this. 


We all know that one of the keys to saving lives and beating cancer in our sweet pups is to find it early. Thanks to Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDI), it is with great pleasure that the National Canine Cancer Foundation can present to all dog owners who suspect or want to confirm cancer in their dogs, a simple blood test that will accurately detect cancer. 


This is life-changing and lifesaving news for every dog!


If there is one thing I have heard over and over again from people who have lost their dog to cancer, it is “If there was only a way to find out sooner, my dog might still be alive.� Well now there is! The blood test is called VDI TKcanine+.


We need everyone to spread the word about this blood test that will give every dog a new fighting chance of winning the battle against Cancer.


This is the fight against canine cancer that everyone can help with.




For more information on the test and how it works got to http://www.wearethecure.org/blood-test-for-canine-cancer

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Haven't heard of it, but from a quick search on a veterinary forum, the oncologists don't put much stock in it. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of published studies to show how reliable it is. This test has been on the market for over a year, and I don't know of any oncologists using it.

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