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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Canine Cancer Articles 

CHF Funds Trial for Novel Brain Tumor Medication January 24, 2013

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has awarded the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine and Emory University a $119,000 grant over three years to test a newly developed experimental drug to treat dogs with naturally-occurring brain tumors, following partial surgical removal of those tumors.

Canine Cancer Patient Biospecimens Now Available for Scientific Study October 29, 2012

Canine cancer patient biospecimens are now available for scientific use through the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository.

Metronomic Chemotherapy May 9, 2012

Barbara Biller, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor of Oncology at CSU, recently tested a relatively new cancer treatment technique called metronomic chemotherapy. The study was funded in part by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF). Dr. Biller explained her research at CHF Breeder’s Symposium in Fort Collins, CO.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Launches Pet Cancer Awareness Month April 30, 2012

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) launches a public awareness and fundraising campaign to kick off Pet Cancer Awareness Month, May 1-31, 2012.

Focus on Canine Cancer Research April 1, 2012

Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis for both humans and our beloved canine companions. There are 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States and a fourth will develop cancer - including those in the bone, breast, pancreas, liver, prostate, lung, and skin.

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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.

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