Day For Duke

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DAY FOR DUKE - An event for all the family including our fur friends on Saturday 21st October 9am – 1pm at Brennan Park, Bribie Island.

Australian Animal Cancer Foundations, ‘Day for Duke’ honours our pets and their fight against cancer.  An event to help bring greater awareness that cancer affects animals and humans alike. The day is filled with free family-friendly events, a range of activities for families and their pups including the Larrikin Puppet Show, famed medium Amanda De Warren from radio, tv and Woman’s Day, fun dog competitions, dog washing and grooming parlour, doggie boutiques and accessories, obedience and agility school, pet photography plus a jumping castle, face painting, raffles, great variety of tasty treats and food, live entertainment, prizes, and much more!

21 Oct 2017 - 9AM

Pricing: Free

More information on DAY FOR DUKE can be found at 0427 715 121

More information on the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation can be found at


Traditionally cancer research is initially performed in laboratories using techniques such as tissue culture and implanted cancer cells in mice.  Then there is a huge leap to take the drugs developed in the laboratory into clinical trials in humans with cancer.  Dis you know it takes on average 13 years to get a drug from the lab to human clinical use for cancer treatment?  It also costs an astonishing amount of money in the order of $1.3 billion.

Spontaneously developing diseases, such as cancer, in dogs and cats have long been studied to improve the understanding of similar diseases in humans. We call it translational oncology because the findings translate from one species to another.  Using this model to trial novel cancer therapies saves time and money as well as helping pets with cancer along the way.  This way we can identify effective treatments quickly, fine tune the technology and help people with cancer effectively reducing cost and development time.

Approximately half of human cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and many companion animals now have access to this treatment option. There are approximately 100 facilities in the Northern Hemisphere that are actively treating animals with radiation therapy.

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