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AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Over $850,000 in Newly Awarded Cancer Grants

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the health of all dogs, marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month this May with over $850,000 invested in eleven newly awarded canine cancer research grants.

Cancer remains a top health concern for dog owners and veterinary professionals and typically occupies at least one quarter of CHF’s active research funding. This includes studies funded through CHF’s Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative which focuses fundraising and research efforts on this devastating cancer of the cells that line canine blood vessels. CHF-funded oncology research allows scientists to study cancer at the molecular level, providing knowledge that helps veterinarians diagnose cancer earlier and provide more effective treatments. Since dogs and humans experience many of the same cancers, numerous CHF-funded oncology studies have a One Health impact and will benefit both dogs and humans.

Recently awarded oncology grants are studying the link between cancer and environmental toxin exposure, mechanisms of drug resistance, and more, including:

“CHF’s recently awarded oncology grants utilize the latest technologies and knowledge of cancer biology to identify new and more effective ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat canine cancer,” states CHF Scientific Review Committee Chair, Stephanie Montgomery, DVM, PhD, DACVP. “We are excited for the outcomes of this research which will advance our understanding of cancer formation and improve cancer therapies for all dogs.”

Since 1995, CHF and its donors have invested more than $15.4 million in 240 canine cancer studies. This ongoing effort will help current and future generations of dogs, and their owners, conquer cancer. Learn more about CHF-funded oncology research at akcchf.org/caninecancer.

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  • May 2021