In continuation of our strong support of canine cancer research, the Oncology Research Program remains committed to the promotion of innovative research that will aid in the discovery of advanced diagnostic technology and therapeutic target identification.
There is new evidence that we must deepen our understanding of the heterogeneous nature of tumors in order to make progress in the battle against canine cancer. Included in tumor heterogeneity is the presence of cancer stem cells which are thought to support tumor progression, metastasis and impair susceptibility to chemotherapeutic intervention. In order to make sense of the complexity of cancer, new approaches are needed to provide comprehensive characterization of tumors. These approaches will likely require broad bioinformatic analyses, high throughput methodologies and systems biology tools.
Recently funded grant titles:
- Capturing Tumor Cells in Canine Blood
- Beyond the Genome: The Intersection of Genes and the Environment in Canine Cancer
- Beyond Peto's Paradox with the Geriatric Peromyscus
- Arginine Dependence: Identification of Cancer's Achilles Heel
- Accurate Diagnosis of Mast Cell Tumor Metastasis
- A Novel Virus-Based Anti-Tumor Treatment for Canine Osteosarcoma
- A Novel Treatment for Brain Tumors Using a One Medicine Approach
- A Novel Mechanism to Regulate the Growth of Canine Hemangiosarcoma
- A Collaborative Study by Veterinary Oncologists, Pathologists and Diagnostic Laboratories to Enhance the Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Lymphoma
- A Cancer Vaccine for Canine Osteosarcoma
The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 18 different Research Program Areas. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.
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