Our pet dogs get cancer – lots of cancer. What if we could help them and help humans with cancer by finding cures more quickly? Great veterinary medical centers are teaming up with leading cancer centers to help dogs and humans beat cancer. Beneficiaries of the canine comparative oncology research approach include human patients and canine patients (along with their owners). Our goal is faster and less costly drug therapies, as well as better informed clinical trial designs for both.
The V Foundation has also teamed with the American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation as part of the canine comparative oncology initiative. At their National Championships in December 2019, the American Kennel Club announced a $25,000 donation to support canine comparative oncology.