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Lab Research Study Info

There are various studies ongoing in our lab and with our collaborators (see links at left). For information on clinical trials, click here.

Lab research studies are precursors to clinical trials and do not provide experimental treatment. They take place in the lab, which works closely with families and their veterinarians to obtain samples in a manner that will make them useful for present and possibly future cancer studies. Participation does require owners/guardians to complete informed consent forms. Some lab research studies cover the costs for shipping and handling the samples and for routine pathology; in other cases, these costs are the responsibility of the family. Any relevant results of pathology are reported to attending veterinarians.

A current list of samples with high priority and a description of how the samples need to be collected and shipped to the Modiano Lab for research studies is available here. (International samples: Although we hate to say no to a sample from anyone willing to help us further our research, at this time we are unable to accept international samples.)

To begin the sample submission process to a Modiano Lab research study, please contact Mitzi at 612-626-6890 x1 or at



If you have questions about the above information, please contact us at