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Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report

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Since December 2011, the Pfizer Foundation
and Zoetis have sponsored American
Humane Association (AHA) in developing
and executing an innovative research study –
the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC)
Study – to investigate the impact of animalassisted
therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncology
patients, their families, and the therapy dogs
who visit them. The goals of this
collaboration are to promote innovation,
evidence-based research, practice
improvements and knowledge advancement
to further the field of research on humananimal
interactions and the treatment of
cancer in children. Ultimately, a better
understanding of the effects of AAT on
pediatric oncology patients will enhance
treatment for children with cancer and
their families.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Date November 2013
Pages 19
Publisher Zoetis
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal visitation programs
  4. Cancer
  5. Hospitals
  6. Human-animal bond research
  7. Mammals
  8. patients
  9. Pets and companion animals