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OncoK9 – Dog Breeds at Higher Risk of Cancer




Recommended age to start cancer screening was calculated by subtracting two years from the median age at cancer diagnosis for dogs of that breed. OncoK9 does not detect all canine cancers. Cancer types currently detectable by the test can be found in the OncoK9 MCED List. The detection rate of OncoK9 for each detectable cancer type can be found in Figure 2 of the CANDiD Study.

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