Stay informed of the latest progress in canine health research.
We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
According to research published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011, approximately 30% of older dogs succumb to cancer. To help dog owners better understand the treatment options, cutting-edge research, and ways to support canine cancer research, the AKC Canine Health Foundation kicks off “Pet Cancer Awareness Month” (PCAM) in May.
All dogs, whether mixed breed or purebred, are at risk for developing cancer. Our goal during Pet Cancer Awareness Month is to provide dog owners with information about ongoing research studies that are working to find better treatments for our dogs.
As part of our regular bi-weekly podcast series, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is releasing several pocasts on cancer topics. Links to new podcasts will be available as the interviews are released.
Since 1995 CHF has funded nearly $9 million in canine cancer research. This research has provided breakthroughs in treatment options and diagnosis and has 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.
You can help futher canine cancer research in a variety of ways. If you have lost a pet to cancer consider honoring him on our Celebration Wall. You can also set up a personal online fundraing page through our Heroes for Health Research program. These pages are designed to build support for our mission among your friends and family. Or make a general contribution to any of our ongoing cancer studies.