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May/June 2013
Dear dog lover:

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Since 1995 the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has funded over $9 million in canine cancer research. This research has advanced treatment options and diagnosis helping veterinarians to diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. The projects have a broad impact, extending to human cancer diagnosis and treatment.

For features promoting CHF-funded research, information on different types of canine cancer, care for dogs with cancer and other cancer-related health resources visit www.akcchf.org/cancer throughout the month of May.

Within the next few weeks we will announce the recipients of the Collaborative Cancer Grant jointly funded by CHF and the Golden Retriever Foundation.  We are excited to award up to $1 million to fight lymphoma or hemangiosarcoma.  Please stay tuned for this major funding announcement!


Health Tracks: Medication for Brain Tumors Shows Promise
Petey helped by Brain Tumor StudyCHF has awarded the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and Emory University funding to test a newly developed drug to treat dogs with naturally-occurring brain tumors, following partial surgical removal of those tumors. This grant extends early trials that have already shown some success.  A seven-year-old pit bull named Petey was the first dog enrolled in the initial pilot trial in 2011. He is doing well today. Learn more and watch the video about Petey.


Featured Grant: Biomarkers to Enhance Diagnosis and Prognosis of Hemangiosarcoma
Man and Golden RetrieverHemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a tumor of blood vessels, often located in the spleen. It is currently impossible to differentiate HSA from other masses of the spleen without the expense of surgery and biopsy. Micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) have been linked with cancer and can prevent cell overgrowth, promote cell overgrowth, or both depending on the tumor type. CHF awarded funding to profile miRNAs in dogs with HSA. The end result will be discovery of novel biological markers to enhance diagnosis and prognosis in dogs.  Learn more about this grant.


Health Tips: Keeping Dogs Safe as Temperatures Rise
English Cocker Spaniel at Water BowlAs the spring and summer temperatures rise, you naturally want to be outdoors more often. And, we often want to take our dogs along with us. The warmer weather tempts dog owners to get out with their dog, play fetch, toss Frisbees, and take your buddy for car rides with the windows rolled down. Yet dogs can face serious health risks when temperatures rise. Learn More.

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Cancer Stem Cells
with Dr. Tim O'Brien

Staying Fit for Agility
with Dr. Chris Zink

Vital Assessments
with Dr. Robin Downing

Biomarkers for Heart Disease
with Dr. Ashley Saunders

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Established in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information.  Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis, dog clubs and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $35 million to canine health research projects and education programs.  

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