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Department of Clinical Sciences

A Better Mousetrap

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Can cats help advance cancer treatment where mice have failed? The traditional means of testing a potential treatment for cancer is to get a lab full of mice and conduct controlled experiments that attempt to prevent tumor growth. In the late 1990s, such studies produced a new medication that choked off the blood flow to malignant cells. It was hailed as a wonder drug. “There was literally a headline in the New York Times saying scientists would cure cancer within two years,” says Elizabeth McNiel, a veterinary oncologist at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “It was huge.”

Cell Cure

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A novel cell transplant therapy holds promise for treating human and animal cancers. Raimon Duran-Struuck wants to unlock the potential of hematopoietic cell transplants in human and animal medicine.

Deadly Predictions

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Researchers are building models to calculate the odds that potentially fatal abdominal aneurysms will rupture

Feline Fixers

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Volunteers are improving cats’ lot, one animal at a time, with help from a Cummings School clinic