June 23, 2020
Patient Spotlight: A Special Chemotherapy Approach for Rosie the Goat
As another important chapter in the many adventures of Rosie’s life, her care at the NC State Veterinary Hospital is now documented in the children’s book that bares her name.
June 19, 2020
NC State CVM-Led Cancer Database Changes the Game for Exotic Pets and Wildlife
The CVM's Tara Harrison is the only veterinarian on a team that traveled to Kenya to investigate cancer in wild animals, an extension of her exotic species and wildlife oncology research.
September 24, 2019
A Big Break for Little Bo
One look at Bo, a tiny ball of white fur with two soft dark eyes and a bit of pink tongue peeking out, and it’s easy to understand Ashley White’s devotion to him. And it’s easy to understand why discovering his serious illness was particularly gut-wrenching. The 10-year-old Maltese is sweet enough to soften the
September 9, 2019
Improving the Odds for a Cat Named Otter
When Caramel, a cat owned by Melissa Tran and her boyfriend, Jeremy Mey, had a litter of eight kittens in 2010, things didn’t go smoothly. It was a difficult delivery, with some of the kittens being stillborn. Tran thought that one of the tiny survivors, a female, seemed to resemble an otter as she lay
July 11, 2016
NC State CVM Receives $350,000 Cancer Treatment Grant From the Petco Foundation
Covered species include birds, fish, reptiles and small mammals, such as guinea pigs and rabbits...
April 9, 2012
Advances in Veterinary Medicine and Changes in the Human/Animal Bond Increase Pet’s Lifespan
The following article by reporter William Grimes was published in the Friday, April 5 issue of the New York Times. The feature, “New Treatments to Save a Pet, but Questions About the Costs,” is about the changes in the human/animal bond, advances in veterinary medicine that can prolong a pet’s life, and the cost of these advances.
July 7, 2009
CCMTR-led Research Team Seeking Brain Tumor Gene
Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be involved in meningiomas—tumors that
April 15, 2008
Dr. Breen Published in Journal of Chromosome Research
Cancer researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota have found that humans and dogs share more than friendship and companionship – they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer. Furthermore, the researchers say that because of the way the genomes have evolved, getting cancer may be inevitable