November 5, 2019
Dogs May Hold Key to Fighting Human Bladder Cancer
A pioneering bladder cancer study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine will compare the origins and characteristics of the disease in dogs and humans, a promising approach to developing earlier diagnosis and improved therapies for both species. The two-year project, which recently received funding from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, will
January 13, 2019
CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants
The study explores the effectiveness of a new test developed at the CVM for early diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma, a cancer of the urinary tract also known as transitional cell carcinoma.
April 27, 2018
New Study Aims to Combat Blindness in the Endangered Red Wolf
A new research project at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine could make a vital impact on the survival of the critically endangered American red wolf. Only about 40 of the wolves live in the wild, all in North Carolina. Principal investigator Freya Mowat, CVM assistant professor of ophthalmology, has received a grant to
January 23, 2018
AKC-CHF Grant funds New CVM Bartonella Research Project
The new study will dive deeper into evidence suggesting that Bartonella infections contribute to hemangiosarcoma development. That information could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the cancer, which occurs most often in several popular canine breeds...
December 14, 2016
Two NC State Researchers Awarded National Grants to Study Canine Health
Two of nine grants from the Morris Animal Foundation funding research to improve canine health have been awarded to faculty members from...
July 11, 2016
Two CVM Researchers Among Recipients of First C3O Cancer Grants
A joint funding project from CVM and the Duke Cancer Institute, the C3O grants support research that will translate laboratory discoveries into therapeutic applications...
April 28, 2016
News and Updates, April 2016
Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news...
December 21, 2015
Advances in Comparative Oncology
The journal Nature Medicine published a feature article on the comparative oncologist’s current activities on Dec. 8—exactly 10 years to the day from when the journal Nature published the paper documenting the detailed analysis of...
September 8, 2015
A Researcher’s Best Friend: Dogs May Unlock Cancer’s Secrets
“Usually in the first few minutes of one of my talks somebody will raise their hand and say, ‘I’m sorry, but you’re saying that dogs get cancer?’, “says Dr. Breen...
June 20, 2015
Breen Named as Fletcher Distinguished Professor
Matthew Breen, a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, has been named the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor in Comparative Oncology Genetics. A member of a team that decoded the canine genome in 2005, Dr. Breen is recognized internationally for his research into molecular cytogenetics—the study of the structure and function of cells and chromosomes—and the