Cancer and Health Issue Contacts

Cancer Studies Support Team

These dedicated people have all been there, too. They can offer you support, information sources and mentoring should you wish your dog to participate in any or all of the on-going cancer studies.

Post to: [email protected] and you will receive a reply from a team member as soon as possible, or contact one of the people listed below:

Gen Dever (coordinator) 612.251.5872
Linda Conrad 612.385.5334
Lynn Langbecker 972.442.3106
Maggie Minkiewicz 770.532.0942
Penny Woodward 540.414.4305

Cancer Study Contacts

Note: contact information is also available with the information on each study and with the vet instructions for each study.  

Breen & Modiano Study of Hemangiosarcoma, Lymphoma and Osteosarcoma

Dr. Matthew Breen
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Project
Breen Lab
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Research Building, Room 330
1060 Willilam Moore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone. 919-513-1467(office)/-1466 (lab)
Fax: 919-513-7301
Download the
Veterinarian Instructions


Malignant Histiocytosis in the Flat Coated Retriever

For Dr. Elaine Ostrander's study, contact:
Gretchen Carpintero
Samples Manager, Ostrander Lab
50 South Drive , MSC 8000
Bldg. 50, Room 5347
Bethesda , MD 20892-8000
Phone: 301-451-9390
Fax: 301-594-0023
Download the
Veterinarian Instructions


Sharon Meyers Health Committee

Administers the Flat-Coated Retriever Health Database and oversees some of the studies funded by the Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation.  


Frances Powrie (Chair)

Ingrid Sarelius, Cancer Committee Chair

Monica Stephens, Health Clearinghouse Coordinator

Vicky Nickerson, Animal Health Trust Liason

Lamora Cole

Sophia Fanous

Mary Young