October 13, 2018
In Search of New and Better Cancer Treatments
Can researching cancer treatment in dogs and cats have long-term impact on human cancer treatment? The answer is yes, and the proof is in the work done by Michael Nolan, associate professor, radiation oncology and biology, and others at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Nolan is leading research in two separate areas. The first involves clinical
July 2, 2018
Extraordinary Help for Bear
Think and Do the Extraordinary is more than a motto — it’s what we do every day at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. And it saves lives. Just ask Hannah Adams of Durham, the owner of Bear, a 6-year-old German shepherd mix. In January, Adams noticed a swelling between the left side of
June 25, 2018
A Promising Approach to Treating Canine Brain Tumors
The hospital’s radiation oncology service traditionally — and effectively — treats meningiomas, a common type of brain tumor in dogs, with surgery and radiation therapy...
May 8, 2018
A New Way Forward for Ellen
When Kayla Wingard comes home from work, Ellen jumps up to greet her. “She’s sweet, like a little puppy,” said Wingard. But Ellen is decidedly not a puppy. She is a brown rat, one of two that Wingard adopted when she was working for the Discovery Place Science Museum in Charlotte. Ellen, along with her
April 2, 2018
A New Treatment Approach for Jenna
Jenna is a friendly 9-year-old mixed breed dog who helps her owner, Paul Rosenberg, run a small business, in Chapel Hill. Every day, she’s with Rosenberg in their shop, playing a key role in maintaining good customer relations — through tail wags and enthusiasm. After more than eight years on the job, though, Jenna began
February 5, 2018
Cat on Ninth Life After Battling Nasal Tumor
Turbo's owner noticed he appeared to have a drooping eyelid. She took him to a local veterinarian assuming it was an eye infection, and an antibiotic was prescribed...
September 13, 2017
More Time for Dexter
Sean New is a busy young man with a job that keeps him hopping, a fiance named Hira and a lively adopted Jack Russell terrier named Dexter. Dexter is the most recent addition to this happy family, but now that they’re together they’re inseparable. When the News were living in Mebane, they talked about getting
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...
March 4, 2016
NC State CVM, Duke Team Up Against Cancer
Cancer experts and drug developers increasingly believe they can create and speed successful treatments in dogs, with implications for certain types of human cancers...
May 8, 2014
Newest Weapon in War on Pet Cancer
“Cancer” is the diagnosis veterinarians hate to give and owners hate to hear. In a good news/bad news scenario, the good news: our pets are living longer thanks to responsible owners and advances in veterinary medicine. The bad news: an estimated 50% of dogs and 33% of cats will develop some form of cancer during