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Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

Since December 2011, Zoetis and the Pfizer Foundation have sponsored American Humane in developing and executing the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncology patients, their families, and the therapy dogs who visit them. In collaboration with children’s hospitals and universities across the country, American Humane has completed a comprehensive needs assessment, including a literature review on AAT and pediatric oncology (visit www.caninesandchildhoodcancer.org), as well as a pilot study to inform the design and implementation of a full clinical trial scheduled to begin in late 2013.

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