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AKC Canine Health Foundation Canine Cancer Research

Since 1995, CHF and its donors have funded over $15.6 million in canine cancer research. These 243 research grants have helped scientists study cancer at the cellular level, providing breakthroughs that allow veterinarians to diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. CHF-funded research also has a One Health impact, extending beyond dogs with an application to human cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Canine cancer research is a major concern of dog owners and veterinary professionals. Typically, about one quarter of CHF’s grant funding concerns various types of canine cancers.

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Canine Cancer Articles 

A New Technology to Assess Tumor Margins During Surgery August 17, 2020

CHF-funded investigators are exploring a new technology that could provide accurate surgical margin information in real-time and right in the operating room

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Over $902,000 in New Canine Cancer Research Grants Awarded This Year May 1, 2020

The AKC Canine Health Foundation marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month this May with more than $902,000 awarded for 12 new canine cancer research grants this year.

Hope for Diagnosing and Treating Histiocytic Malignancies in Dogs January 6, 2020

Learn about research on this rare but devastating cancer in dogs and humans.

The Cattle Dog That Could August 27, 2019

Meet 11-year-old “Skoal,” an Australian Cattle Dog who has wowed crowds at national-level agility events, including the 2019 AKC Agility Cup presented by EEM, thanks to his trainer, owner…and great care.

AKC Canine Health Foundation's Canine Cancer Research Initiative Receives Champion Sponsorship from Kennel Club of Philadelphia May 20, 2019

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation announces the Kennel Club of Philadelphia will direct their Champion Sponsor level gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s 2019 Canine Cancer Research Initiative. This major gift will help support a new clinical trial to fight canine hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive cancer of dogs.

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A Novel Non-Surgical Option to Preserve Limbs in Canine Osteosarcoma
Original air date: May 25, 2021
Speaker: Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Recent Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy
Original air date: May 2020
Speaker: Steven Dow, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Update on Canine Hemangiosarcoma
Original air date: May 2017
Speaker: Douglas H. Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic Concepts and Strategies for Improving Treatment Outcomes
Original air date: October 2016
Speaker: Douglas H. Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Lymphoma: The State of This Disease in Dogs and How Epigenetics May Open Future Doors
Original air date: June 2016
Speaker: Jeffrey M. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology)



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