Boxers are at risk for a variety of cancers. These include malignant skin lesions as well as cancers affecting the brain, thyroid, mammary glands, testes, heart, spleen, blood, lymph system (lymphoma), and other organs. Benign skin tumors usually respond to simple surgical excision under local anesthesia.

Malignancies require treatment specific to the cancer itself, and vary widely. As in humans with cancers, dogs are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation. Great advancements have been made in treatment protocols and survival times, but there is no way to predict whether your Boxer will develop cancer in his lifetime. It is prudent to be alert to any unusual growths or medical developments, especially as your Boxer ages. Consult with your veterinarian immediately if you notice anything suspicious. Early detection is important to long term survival.

2023 – Help us find out why dogs get lymphoma! PDF

2021 – Grant 02806-MOU: Strategic Prevention of Canine Hemangiosarcoma: Lifetime Follow-Up PDF

2021 – Grant 02519: Prevalence of Bartonella spp. Infection in Dogs with Cardiac and Splenic Hemangiosarcomas within and between Geographic Locations PDF

2021 – Grant 02321: Clinical Trial of Procaspase-3 Activator (PAC-1) in Combination with Hydroxyurea for Treatment of Canine Meningioma – FINAL PDF

2020 – Blood Test Streamlines Canine Cancer Detection

2020 – Exploring Risk Factors for Canine Lymphoma

2020 – Oncology: Lymphoma Grants

2020 – Grant 02502: Precision Medicine for Canine Lymphoma PDF

2019 – Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trials PDF

2019 – Cancer as a Consequence of Breaking Through Evolutionary Constraints on Longevity PDF

2018 – Genetic & Environmental Risk for Lymphoma in Boxers Dogs Study PDF

2018 – Shine On Phase 3: Early Detection & Prevention of Hemangiosarcoma

2017 – The Shine On Project: A Novel Way to Approach Cancer

2015 – AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces $432,000 Grant to Fight Cancer in Dogs

2014 – Boxer Lymphoma Research PDF

2013 – Studies Focus on a Drug Therapy for DM & Predicting Risk of Hemangiosarcoma PDF

Contact Information For Cancer Research PDF