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 

Liposomal Clondronate as a Treatment for Malignant Histiocytosis February 1, 2012

Because of its devastating effects on a number of highly loved dog breeds, the AKC Canine Health Foundation sponsors a great deal of research on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant histiocytosis. One such study, initiated by scientists at Colorado State University, has identified a potentially useful new therapeutic option – liposomal clondronate.

Malignant Histiocytosis - Counting Copies January 23, 2012

By looking for DNA copy number aberrations in dogs with histiocytic cancers – genes that express abnormally few or far too many copies – researchers have begun to identify some of the genetic factors that may be putting dogs, and people, at risk.

CHF and GRF to Fund $1 million in Canine Cancer Research September 23, 2011

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) are pleased to announce their joint venture to equally fund up to $1 million in canine cancer research by 2013.

Canine Cancer Updates Presented at National Parent Club Canine Health Conference September 14, 2011

Several CHF funded researchers presented their latest advancements in canine cancer research at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference on August 12-14, 2011.

Immunotherapy for Canine Meningioma September 12, 2011

Historically, the survival time of dogs with meningiomas treated with surgery alone has been four and one-half to seven months. Systemic therapies so far have had limited effectiveness. However, based on preclinical data from our research program,we embarked on the development of anti-tumor vaccinations to treat dogs with spontaneous meningiomas after surgical removal.

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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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