From the AKC Canine Health Foundation:
Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis for both humans and our beloved canine companions. There are over 77 million owned dogs in the United States and a fourth will develop cancer – including those in the bone, breast, pancreas, liver, prostate, lung, and skin. Veterinarians report that owners increasingly want to treat their pets rather than just managing their discomfort, but treatment options are limited and cost of radiation and chemotherapy can be prohibitive. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is committed to funding studies that will prevent, treat and hopefully one day cure canine cancers.