All dogs, whether mixed breed or purebred, are at risk for developing cancer. Pet Cancer Awareness Month, observed each May, provides dog owners with information on treatment options, cutting-edge research, and ways to support canine cancer research.
Mya's Tale of Hope -- Learn how a diagnosis of osteosarcoma didn't slow Mya down, and how treatment options are helping dogs diagnosed with this disease have more quality time.
What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer -- Learn about One Health and how canine cancer research not only benefits our dogs, but their people, too.
Breakthroughs in Canine Lymphoma Research -- Learn how CHF-funded research is helping scientists better understand lymphoma in dogs and the implication for human medicine.
Canine Cancer Podcasts and Webinars
New free webinar -- Register today! Join Dr. Jeffrey N. Bryan, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm EDT as he discusses Lymphoma: The State of the Disease in Dogs and How Epigenetics May Open Future Doors
New free webinar -- Register today! Join Dr. Timothy M. Fan, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm EDT as he discusses Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes
The Cytogenomic Landscape of Canine Cancer with Dr. Matthew Breen, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Canine Hemangiosarcoma:How Much Do We Really Know and When Will We Find A Cure? with Dr. Jaime Modiano, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
2014 Osteosarcoma Research Update with Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor Karlsson
What to Expect When You Visit a Veterinary Oncologist with Dr. Rachel Reiman
The Future of Cancer Research, with Dr. Bruce Smith, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Hemangiocarcinoma Research, with Dr. Jaime Modiano, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Osteosarcoma Research, with Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Cancer Stem Cells with Dr. Tim O'Brien, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Ongoing Oncology Research Updates
AKC Canine Health Foundation Canine Cancer Research
Since 1995 CHF has funded over $11.5 million in canine cancer research. These 199 research grants have provided breakthroughs in treatment options and diagnosis and have helped scientists study cancer at the cellular level, allowing veterinarians to diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. CHF-funded research also has a One Health – One Medicine impact, extending beyond dogs with an application to human cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Canine cancer research is a major concern of our supporters. Currently, about one third of CHF’s grant funding concerns various types of canine cancers.
How You Can Help
You can help further canine cancer research by making a donation to CHF. Your gift will help us continue to build on the important research already in progress, and bring about better treatments, more accurate diagnoses, and improved understanding about the mechanisms that cause disease.
Additional Canine Cancer Articles
- AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources (05/04/2016)
- Mya's Tale of Hope (05/03/2016)
- AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces $432,000 Grant to Fight Cancer in Dogs (01/06/2016)
- CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer (11/05/2015)
- New Research into Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helping to Inform Human Disease (09/24/2015)
- Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease (09/18/2015)
- Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas (05/29/2015)
- Your Impact: Extending the Lives of Dogs with Melanoma (05/22/2015)
- Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research (05/19/2015)
- Champion of Canine Health: George and Patty Benford (05/14/2015)
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.