Canine Cancer

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Canine Cancer Research

Since 1995, CHF and its donors have funded over $17 million in canine cancer research. These 257 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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Resources

Canine Cancer Articles 

CHF Featured in WebMD Article on Canine Cancer November 5, 2015

Learn more about how your support of CHF is helping researchers better understand and treat cancer in dogs and humans.

Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease September 18, 2015

AKC Canine Health Foundation contributes funding to research linked to discovering new treatment options to benefit both dogs and humans.

Your Impact: Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Identifies Residual Cancer During Surgery to Remove Sarcomas May 29, 2015

Surgery is the most effective method to treat solid tumors. Local recurrences happen when tumor cells are left in the wound during surgery. Learn how near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging is being used to identify cancer and cancer cells remaining in surgical incisions.

Your Impact: Extending the Lives of Dogs with Melanoma May 22, 2015

Even with aggressive therapy, the median survival time for canine melanoma is less than one year. Learn how your support is making a difference.

Tangible Outcomes in Canine Oncology Research May 19, 2015

Read more about the CHF-funded grants that show real progress in the understanding and treatment of canine cancer.

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Webinars

 May 2022 Canine Cancer Webinar Series
Join us for a series of pre-recorded and live webinars on canine cancer. Registration is FREE during Pet Cancer Awareness Month – May 2022. After that, a recording of the entire series will be available on a pay per view basis through the AKC Canine College.

May 5, 2022 @ 7pm ET: Predicting Lymphoma in Dogs
Presented by Dr. Daniel Promislow

May 12, 2022 @ 7pm ET: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation in Lymphoma and Hemangiosarcoma
Presented by Dr. Michelle Kutzler

May 19, 2022 @ 7pm ET: Toward Curative Outcomes in Canine Hemangiosarcoma
Presented by Dr. Chand Khanna

May 26, 2022 @ 7pm ET: LIVE Panel Q&A Session
Presented by Drs. Promislow, Kutzler, and Khanna


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)


Podcasts

The Dog Cancer Answers podcast spoke with AKC Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein about How to Choose a Dog Breeder. Listen for ways to increase the odds of having a healthy puppy, including the importance of AKC Canine Health Foundation funded research.

How You Can Help

Your support means more studies exploring improved diagnostics and new treatment strategies for canine cancer.


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