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Metropolitan Supply joined the fight against K-9 Cancer in 2009

All money raised goes to help fight K9 Cancer.


Chase Away K9 Cancer wants to inform you!

Check this out: Canine Cancer Check

For more info please go to www.ChaseAwayK9Cancer.org

Chase Away K9 Cancer Dogs
Chase Away K9 Cancer Dogs
Chase
This is Chase, the dog who started it all
Abby with promo shirt
Abby (being treated for cancer) sporting Metro's K9 Cancer vest!
Card from Metro
Metropolitan Supply would like to thank its customers and employees for once again enabling us to donate and support the Chase Away K9 Cancer research.

What is Chase Away K9 Cancer?
Chase Away K9 Cancer is a fundraising campaign founded by Cera Reusser with support from friends and the DockDogs community in 2006 after she lost her girl, "Chase" to cancer.

Where does the money go?
100% of donations and net proceeds from Chase merchandise are used to directly fund canine cancer studies.

What studies have been funded by this campaign?
In 2007 Chase dollars helped fund an osteosarcoma (bone cancer) study. Due to the amazing support by donors, DockDogs, and the Outdoor Channel in the past year, the ACVIM Foundation is awarding two $50,000 grants this year:

The first is going to look at using a novel method to treat hemangiosarcoma which is an aggressive cancer of the blood vessels. Since the average survival time for dogs with this cancer is only 6 months, a new therapy is desperately needed.

The second study is a continuation of the work funded by Chase last year and involves a combination of two chemotherapy drugs to treat osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. Preliminary data suggests that this drug combination may greatly improve the 1-year survival rate for dogs with this type of cancer.

These two studies showcase the potential impact that Chase Away K9 Cancer can have on the lives of our best friends and companions.

What else can you tell me about cancer in dogs?

Approximately 50% of dogs above 10 years of age will die of cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs

Skin cancer is the most common cancer seen in dogs

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in dogs, especially large-breed dogs

Most dogs tolerate cancer treatment better than humans

Studies in canine cancer are a great model for those in human cancer-such as the recent melanoma vaccine for dogs now being tested on humans

With advanced techniques and trained veterinarians (such as Board-certified oncologists) we are able to treat canine cancer to a great extent although most cancers are still non-curable

Many dogs do live a quality life with a cancer diagnosis. The key is early detection, referral to a Board-certified oncologist and proper clinical staging at the time of diagnosis