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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 

Champion of Canine Health: George and Patty Benford May 14, 2015

After losing their beloved dog Amanda to cancer, George and Patty Benford are committed to raising funds to help further canine cancer research.

Cancer in the Dog May 7, 2015

Learn about the most common canine cancers, symptoms, and how your support of canine cancer research gives hope for a cure.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Partnering with VetVine to Present Educational Event May 27 May 5, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, is partnering with VetVine to present a free educational webinar on canine cancer Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. EDT.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marking Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources May 1, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs is continuing to leverage the power of science and research by providing free online resources to mark Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY: BASIC CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING TREATMENT OUTCOMES January 1, 2015

Strategies for amplifying the immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells

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Resources Available for Download



Webinars

May 2022 Canine Cancer Webinar Series
Available on a pay per view basis through the AKC Canine College.
Predicting Lymphoma in Dogs, Presented by Dr. Daniel Promislow
Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation in Lymphoma and Hemangiosarcoma, Presented by Dr. Michelle Kutzler
Toward Curative Outcomes in Canine Hemangiosarcoma, Presented by Dr. Chand Khanna
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.

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