Veterinary Interviews, Inspiring Stories and Fun - Episode 18
This first-of-its-kind canine cancer registry aims to advance oncology care and research
The Take C.H.A.R.G.E. national canine cancer registry and the Canine Cancer Care Index seek to provide the veterinary community and dog owners with important incidence and prevalence data to help guide canine cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions
This content is sponsored by Jaguar Health.
Take C.H.A.R.G.E. (Canine Health And ReGistry Exchange) combines a nationally representative multi-year Gallup survey of dog owners in the United States and a retrospective review of more than 35,000 anonymous canine patient records uploaded into a secure customized database with more than 830 confirmed cancer diagnoses.
In addition to assessing canine cancer incidence and prevalence, and dog owners’ perceptions, emotions and experiences related to canine cancer, Gallup used data from the survey to calculate a Canine Cancer Care Index that reflects 3 dimensions related to canine cancer care: knowledge, quality of care, and canine comfort.
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) explains the impact these initiatives can have on the world of veterinary oncology.