Grant Award Recipients

In order to move cancer studies rapidly forward, we innovate by funding comparative oncology research. We believe that studying naturally-occurring canine cancer holds the key to curing the disease in people and pets.

We invest in gifted scientists with proven track records in cancer research who focus on comparative oncology, awarding two-year grants for projects that focus on increasing the scientific knowledge of cancer, developing new and improved therapies for pets and people, and establishing proof-of-concept to enable these groundbreaking projects to attract additional funds.

ACF Grant 2019: Hope for Children and Dogs with Bone Cancer

Upon a competitive selection process and the recommendation of the ACF Scientific Advisory Council, ACF has awarded a 2019 Comparative Oncology…

ACF Grant 2016: Studying Driver Mutations

“The grant will enable us to leverage the power of genomics technologies and comparative oncology to develop predictive models of how…

ACF Grant 2016 : The Hope of CAR-T Therapy (update)

Recently, a new treatment for human B cell cancers called CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell) therapy has made headlines around…

ACF Grant 2018: Canine Osteosaroma & Tumor Microenvironment

“Cancer cells thrive in many types of microenvironments. Our work seeks to understand some of the genetic expression in these microenvironments,…

ACF Grant 2017: Pioneering Cancer Research

“We are very excited to receive this award to test elephant P53 (EP53) in growing cancer cells that come from pet…

ACF Grant 2016: Canine CAR-T Therapy

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this award from Animal Cancer Foundation to support our ongoing work developing genetically re-directed T-cells…

ACF Grant Awards 2015: Offering Hope to Pets & Pet Parents

“Kids and animals often develop very similar types of cancer. When pediatricians, scientists, and veterinarians work together, research can improve treatments…

Personalized Cancer Treatment Vision

UPDATE (November 2015) –  Institute of Medicine Publishes Workshop Highlights, The Role of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer…

ACF Grant 2013: Invasive Urinary Bladder Cancer Update

“Bladder cancer has not been a focus of human studies, but the ACF supported work in dogs is now providing justification…

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