CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer

11/05/2015

Dogs continue to be on the forefront of helping us better understand health conditions and inform diseases that impact both canines and humans.

What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer” was recently published on WebMD and quotes AKC Canine Health Foundation chief scientific officer, Dr. Diane Brown. The article highlights and summarizes the benefits of the One Health Initiative, a global movement to further understand the interrelatedness of human, animal, and environmental health in a comprehensive manner.

According to Dr. Brown, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has funded 30 clinical trials for dogs in the past 15 years. Many of these studies go on to have pivotal implications in treatments not only for our dogs, but for humans as well. In the last 20 years, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has awarded nearly $11 million in canine cancer research grants alone.

In the article, Dr. Brown emphasizes that the dogs involved in such clinical trials are well-loved members of a family. In an effort to humanely treat and improve the quality of life for their beloved dog, the dog owners have chosen to engage in new, cutting-edge treatment options with a team of researchers at some of the top veterinary and human medical institutions in the world. “These are dogs that belong to people that continue to be cared for and live in their homes,” Brown says.

“You’ll have veterinary specialists who are running trials that have access to all the latest tests and MRIs and equipment, so the dogs are still treated for their medical condition.”

Read the full article here.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation bridges the gap between veterinary research and dog lovers by raising funds to support over $1 million per year in new canine health research grants regardless of breed. This research has led to numerous breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment in the areas of behavior, epilepsy, cancer, cardiology, musculoskeletal injuries and disease, and bloat, among others. Currently, over 100 active research projects are being supported by funds raised by the Foundation from corporate donors, dog clubs, and dog lovers across the globe.

Donations to support the Foundation’s canine health research can be made by calling 1-888-682-9696 or through the AKC Canine Health Foundation website www.akcchf.org/donate

 

 

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