May 1, 2020

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month this May with more than $902,000 awarded for 12 new canine cancer research grants this year.

Canine cancer research remains a priority for CHF and its donors, with oncology typically occupying more than one-quarter of the dollars in their active grants portfolio (available to view at Research programs for canine cancer, including the Hemangiosarcoma Research Initiative, allow the Foundation to focus fundraising and research efforts on advancing the understanding, treatment and prevention of cancer to benefit dogs. Since its founding in 1995, CHF and its donors have invested more than $14 million in canine cancer research at the mark of their 25th anniversary in 2020. CHF’s recent canine cancer research grant highlights include:

“Canine cancer is continuously a top concern for dog owners and veterinarians alike,” states Andrea Fiumefreddo, CHF Director of Programs and Operations. “CHF works diligently with our stakeholders to find and fund scientific studies with the most potential to improve our knowledge of canine cancer, providing better diagnostics and new treatment strategies.”

Through sound scientific studies and the dissemination of health information, CHF remains committed to the fight against canine cancer and bringing more years of happiness to dogs and their owners. Learn more about CHF’s canine cancer research program at

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