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Learn more about OncoK9 and share information about the test with others.Download OnocoK9 PDF
Review summaries of the peer-reviewed publications PetDx authored to introduce liquid biopsy technology to veterinary medicine and clinically validate OncoK9 in the largest canine cancer study.View Introduction to Liquid Biopsy View CANDiD Study Summary
Find out the recommended age to start screening your dog for cancer.Open OncoK9 Cancer SAFE Tool
Just like in people, cancer screening should be an important part of preventive care in dogs; the goal is to look for cancer when your pet is feeling well, before they start to show any clinical signs.
During wellness visits, your veterinarian may look for early signs of cancer in your dog by performing a thorough physical exam and asking you about any concerning observations. Your veterinarian may also perform routine blood and imaging tests, and may recommend OncoK9 - a new blood test that could detect cancer before your dog shows any clinical signs.
Early detection and treatment are the best ways to manage cancer in pets... cancer is frequently treatable and early diagnosis will aid your veterinarian in delivering the best care possible.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Flory joins Mike Janela to answer viewer questions about canine cancer and how a new liquid biopsy test enables veterinarians to detect cancer in dogs with a simple blood draw.
The OncoK9 liquid biopsy test uses a simple blood draw to detect abnormal DNA released into circulation by cancer cells.
OncoK9 may help detect cancer early, when your dog still looks healthy and has the best chance of defeating the disease.
OncoK9 requires only a simple blood draw. The sample collection can take place during a routine visit to the clinic with no fasting beforehand.
OncoK9 can detect 30 different types of cancer, including 8 of the most common cancers in dogs.
OncoK9 uses state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to detect changes in DNA that are indicative of cancer.
OncoK9 was validated with the largest clinical study ever performed in veterinary cancer diagnostics.
Dogs over the age of 7 have a 9x higher risk of developing cancer, and screening with OncoK9 is recommended for all dogs starting at age 7. Furthermore, dogs belonging to certain breeds are more likely to develop cancer during their lifetime and/or are known to develop cancer earlier in life; in some cases, starting cancer screening as early as age 4 is recommended. Younger dogs and lower-risk breeds are less likely to develop the disease, but cancer could happen to any dog.
Adding an annual OncoK9 cancer screening test to your pet’s wellness routine may increase the chance of catching and treating the disease earlier.
Please select your dog's breed from the dropdown menu below. The OncoK9 Cancer SAFE™ (Screening Age For Early detection) recommendations are based on data from over 3,000 cancer-diagnosed dogs to determine the age at which it may be appropriate to start annual cancer screening for your dog.
The OncoK9 Cancer SAFE recommendations are intended for dogs one year of age and older, in which cancer is not currently suspected. If your dog is exhibiting signs of cancer, please consult with your veterinarian. To review OncoK9 Cancer SAFE disclosures, please visit: oncok9.info/cancer-safe-disclosures.
OncoK9 requires a blood collection performed under the care of a licensed veterinarian, and test results are returned to the veterinarian for communication to the pet owner. As with any laboratory test, OncoK9 results should be interpreted by a veterinarian in the context of each patient's medical history and clinical presentation. Test failures and false positive or false negative results may occur. To review OncoK9 test limitations and risks, please visit: oncok9.info/disclosures.Top